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QPOD™ PLACEMENT OF SPACERS FIG. A
Place 100mm spacers at 1200mm centres for ribs.
Place 300mm spacers at 1200mm centres for beams.
QPOD™ CUSTOM ASSEMBLY FIG. B
Where less than 4 x pods in a square are required simply pull apart accordingly and re-assemble with spacers and end caps.
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QPOD™ CREATING A STANDALONE VOID FILLER
QPOD™ PLUMBING & SERVICES
Services for a QPOD™ foundation is preferred to be arranged underground leaving only vertical penetrations in the pod configuration according to local consent and ground condition specifications. Follow standard detailing procedure for penetration. The following instruction applies only to specific locations where services are preferred above ground due to seismic movement concerns, ie Christchurch.
SERVICES ABOVE GROUND
If services are going to be places above ground please follow the correct method demonstrated here for best results:
1. Services are placed and trenched according to the QPOD layout plan before QPOD configuration is laid.
2. As QPOD configuration is laid holes are cut in the side of pods to create the necessary fall required, please see diagram a. ‘creating fall’ on following page.
3. Follow method described in diagram c. to cut holes in QPOD Closed 2 sides pods or QPOD End caps.
4. Use flexible sealant and foam lagging to seal off all penetrations appropriately.
Fold back cut to slot pod over the pipe. Repeat this on each pod creating the required fall based on Creating Fall on following page, diagram a & b.
QPOD™ SHOWER RECESS
Shower recesses can be formed to a maximum of 50mm by lowering the QPOD standard height of 220mm. The Superslab Codemark allows solution (a) pictured here, where the QPOD is reduced 50mm in height. An alternative for SED solutions is to cut out and revert the 40mm up-stand on the QPOD shown in solution (b). Both versions are available to purchase pre-made from QPOD for your site.
QPOD’s modified shower recess with 50mm cut from bottom to
reduce the height.