In a message dated 8/28/01 9:24:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
> I'm erecting some Rohn tower and have been studying
> the rebar cage drawings which can be a bit cryptic.
> In particular I am looking at the CB-1 base drawing.
> It appears that they (Rohn) want four vertical #6
> rebars (one near each corner) with horizontal ties of
> #3 every 12 inches.
> The drawing shows each horizontal tie as being one
> continuous piece of rebar wrapped around the
> verticals. Is there a significant difference in the
> strengths of these two arrangements? Looks to me that
> having separate bars would be far easier to construct
> although using them would likely yield a somewhat
> less stable cage - at least when out of the concrete.
> Mike N2MG
The difference is the development length (and strength) of two rebar is much
less than a bent one. You should build it as detailed and not try to reinvent
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