[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.
>> 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.
> Roger (K8RI)
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