Dick Flanagan wrote:
> At 4:37 AM -0800 4/25/98, Malcolm Clark wrote:
> >General note on Rohn spec: Rohn calls for number 7 rebar. I was unable
> >to obtain it, and after talking to a concrete guy, used number 5 at
> >decreased spacing. Even after buying a rebar bender ($25 at Home
> >Despot), I was barely able bend the number 5. It must take a real
> >gorilla to hand bend number 7.
> The catalog makes it appear that the #7 rebar can be laid down straight and
> then tied together. Are you sure they intend for it to be bent as is
> commonly done with the smaller sizes?
Not at all. But as a practical matter you need a frame to tie the
single pieces to. I bent up an outer frame and tied the rest of the
pieces on. I found that was the easiest way to do it. All the corner
pieces were doubled.
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