Installing QPOD

Here we share the common tips and tricks of installing the QPOD system.

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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

VOID FILLERS Although standalone void fillers are not recommended they may be required in an isolated pocket to fill a void. Standalone void fillers are made up of 1-4 100mm extensions and 2 x end caps. Standalone void fillers must be supported on both sides with additional 100-300mm spacers (at least 3 x per void filler). Spacers must be attached to the end cap. Additional barchairs may be specified to hold mesh from sagging. ASSEMBLY As cap doesn’t fix to opposite end of extensions, fix second end cap secure with screws.

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.

STEP #1

Using sabre saw cut a hole maximum 50mm bigger than service pipe, (maximum service pipe for horizontal rib penetrations is 50mm).

STEP #2

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.

STEP #3

Seal service pipes with flexible lagging and foam sealant as per specification. Minimum flexible lagging 25mm allowance as per 3604 stds.

QPOD™ CREATING FALL FOR PLUMBING WASTE

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.

Modified shower recess QPOD with 40mm upstand removed, allowing for
lowered mesh placement while maintaining minimum 30mm cover.

QPOD™ BAR CHAIRS FOR HIGH MESH PROPPING

QPOD also stock these unique extra high bar chairs for situations at free joints, beams or thickenings where mesh may be prone to sagging or additional steel is required in the topping.

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