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Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 19:20:03 -0600
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The cages would normally be built on a set of saw horses.
Lay all the long (verticals) next to each other and then we would mark the 
distances that 
the horizontals would be placed. Trying to hold a tape measure out is to much 

On the job, we would have the horizontal square rebar sections preformed at the 
Basically they would be square with an overlap.
We would usually order them with a slight misalignment.
I mean the overlap would not be a tight to each other situation.
This would allow us to slide them around the long vertical rebar

A set of slide clamps come in handy. to hold the horizontals in place and then 
tie wire 

If you live/work anywhere near a major concrete building, a quick stop and half 
hour of 
sidewalk superintendent will give you lots of free training. Any major 
construction will probably have a cage standing by where a street lamp will be 

You would be surprised how many times someone would walk up and say "I got to 
do xxxxx, 
how would you do it."

The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just 
turning around 
as usual.

Bill H. in Chicagoland
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