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Re: [TowerTalk] Re-Bar Cage Advise

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re-Bar Cage Advise
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 07:58:58 EST
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In a message dated 1/21/06 10:58:33 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Don't  cut them after the pour is completed; you'll have small pieces of 
steel wire  exposed to the elements and they'll corrode and expand, possibly 
damaging the  top of the concrete and leaving a way for water to  ingress.

There is also Stainless Steel tie wire available. My brother-in-law is an  
iron worker and that's all they have been using for quite a while now.
The stuff is way stronger than the regular tie wire and doesn't rust.
On the other hand - the ends will cut you like a razor. Wear gloves when  
working with it.
73, Don - K4BEV

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