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Re: [TowerTalk] Re-Bar Cage Advise

To: "Todd Coulter" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re-Bar Cage Advise
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 19:08:19 -0800 (PST)
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Todd Coulter wrote:
> Gary,
>    When I saw someone build a pretty large rebar cage previously, the
> cage was so large that it would flex from side to side and had problems
> staying vertical and plumb.
>    This was fixed by bracing the sides from top to bottom from opposite
> sides (diagonally) with the same wire that is used to tie the rebar
> together.

I forgot to mention that on my cage there were some gratuitous
diagonal braces that were evidently only for rigidity pre-concrete.
These guys build these cages all day long.  They know what they're

Rick N6RK


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