Locking

After the fan bags have been installed, to complete an arch we like to lay two rows of either bags or tubes as a locking row over the top of the openings as a means of unifying the whole structure, as you would a conventional bond beam or top plate. The two locking rows also help distribute the weight of a

5.13: For a curved wall, take measurement from interior of wall surface to calculate three-square-feet of wall in between openings.

5.13: For a curved wall, take measurement from interior of wall surface to calculate three-square-feet of wall in between openings.

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5.12: Two ways to create three-square-feet of wall in between openings using different size bags.

roof evenly over windows and doorways. This is particularly relevant when we are intending to build a structure without a conventional, poured concrete bond beam (Fig. 5.14). (For more information concerning bond beams, please refer to Chapter 9. For freestanding walls, one locking row has proven to be adequate).

5.14: Two continuous locking rows of bags or tubes above the finished window or door openings.

5.16: The second row of bags lock down the Velcro plates and wrap around the posts.

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