Placing Bottles in the Wall
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- Organize bottles by size before you start tying them into place on your chicken wire.
- All bottles that share the same width can be used in the same wall; it doesnt matter if they have different hieghts, in fact you need different heights when working with any given wall. For example, bottle size of 1.25L and 1.5L have the same width but different heights.
- Before tying bottles in, try to picture what size bottles need to go where and whether or not you will have all vertical lines or if a horizontal line will be needed. You can visualize this by measuring with a bottle and making the imaginary lines from bottom to top of your wall.
- Before placing the bottles, tie your nylong string to one of your pins or chicken wire attached to the wall and create a loop with the nylon to thread through your first chicken wire hole. You may need to hold up one of your bottles to determine the right height for your nylon string to enter. You want the nylon to hit the center of your bottle if you are working with a bottle size smaller than 1L. If your bottle size is bigger, you will need to tie the bottle at the bottom and near the top working your way through the line tying on the bottom and then work your way back down the same line tying at the top of all your bottles.
- Work in teams of 2 or 3 to place bottles in rows according to height and tie them in.
- When you thread your nylong string through first, create a loop and stick the loop through the hole of your chicken wire. Open the loop big enough for your bottle to go through the middle of it, place the bottle where you want it and tighten the loop by pulling the nylon from the opposite side of the wall, where you nylon string entered the chicken wire. Repeat this process until all bottles are secured along one line of your wall.
It is very important that you keep the bottle tied in as tight as possible. Your wall should be as straight as possible with no “ballooning” of the bottles.