[TowerTalk] Welding Rebar

Roger (K8RI) on TT K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sat Apr 12 22:37:08 EDT 2014

On 1/5/2014 12:58 AM, Roger (K8RI) on TT wrote:
> On 1/4/2014 4:01 PM, Ed K0KL wrote:
>> I can't stand it any longer ...

And the problem is?

If wired in place or near the hole they work fine. If shipped, or 
handled a lot they seem to come already welded.

As I only have one useful hand, tack welding is faster, easier, and 
makes for a far more secure joint than wiring one with just one hand.

I noted when at my steel supplier, they had a cage, mostly done that was 
all welded.  The customer would put it on a trailer, haul it 10 miles or 
so and then stick it in the hole with the same dimensions as when he 
picked it up.


Roger (K8RI)

>> Wire ties are fine to keep the rebar touching from bar to band (the 
>> smaller rod surrounding the
>> verticals or horizontals as it were). It has been used for years on 
>> buildings, roadways, etc. Generally
>> speaking the concrete holds the connection together, the connection 
>> and rod make the concrete
>> strong ...
> Order towers with the rebar cage and they likely will come welded and 
> not tied.
> That's been the local experience.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)

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