Gang Forms Assembly

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Gang Forms Assembly

Ganged forms are assembled on the ground, raised into place, and stripped as one unit. Assembly of gang forms starts by placing the walers above lumber blocks on flat and level ground. For faster and more efficient assembly, a gang assembly table can be used instead of assembling the gang on the ground. Walers are then leveled, aligned, and locked in their proper position. The nailer-

type beams are then placed on, and perpendicular to, the walers. The nailer-type beams are attached to the walers by clips. Two lumber-end pieces are then placed and attached to the walers. The plywood is then placed and fastened by screws. Tie rod holes can be placed on the ground; however, it is good practice to drill holes and insert tie rods when gang forms are erected to ensure that holes on the two sides of plywood are matched.