Putting Up Adobe Walls

Adobe is an economical building material to use in almost any climate. Here's how to put up adobe walls.



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Diagram shows two methods of setting string guides.
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Diagram shows two methods of creating doorways in an adobe wall, one with reinforcing steel (left) and the other without (right).
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069 adobe walls - photo 1 laying bricks
A worker lays bricks between wooden posts in one of several  adobe walls.
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069 adobe walls - fig 4 bond dreams
Diagram shows method of creating bond beams from cement or from wood.
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Diagram shows two methods of creating windows in an adobe wall with and without reinforcing steel.
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Diagram shows two methods of making concrete lintels. 
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Diagram shows method of building adobe walls in the spaces between a wood post frame. Not that hollow beams allow for the routing of electrical conduit.
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069 adobe walls - headers and top plates
Headers and top plates cap adobe walls and provide a roof base.
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069 adobe walls - photo 3 post holders
Post holders, cast into the building's slab, secure the posts in a post and adobe structure.
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Diagram shows method of anchoring wooden posts for post adobe construction.
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069 adobe walls - fig 8 interior stud walls
Diagram shows method of building interior walls from 2 x 4s and securing them to an adobe wall.
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