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Re: [TowerTalk] Rebar cage - ???

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rebar cage - ???
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 21:01:50 EST
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Hi all -   This past summer I had a  24' x 30' slab poured 4" thick with a 3' 
x 4' by 16' deep at one corner to build  a barbecue on it. I was surprised 
when I noticed they weren't using any rebar or  heavy wire. 
The concrete man explained that the rebar wasn't  necessary with the  new 
type concrete with the reinforcing fibers in it. He  stated he would put in the 
rebar / wire if I wanted it, but it just be a  extra expense. I explained to 
him that I had put in several pier type tower  bases over the years and had 
the rebar. His answer to me was he didn't  think the rebar would be needed 
with the new type concrete, maybe the heavy grid  wire but not the rebar. I 
figure there is some merit to what he's telling me  because he's been in the 
concrete business for over 20 years. Something to think  about     73's   
 -      K9ge

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