[TowerTalk] Tack welding rebar
jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 4 00:13:27 EST 2014
On 1/3/14 7:53 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> That's a long-debunked urban legend. Don't believe me? Do some web
> searching, including the archives of this very forum.
> Besides, there is nothing ... nothing ... in any description of a Ufer
> ground that requires welding the rebar together. Crossed and tied
> connections do just fine.
In fact, there's a whole thing on whether you even need to tie the rebar
to make a "legal" and/or "functional" grounding electrode, or whether
just having 20 feet of metal in the concrete is sufficient.
Tests show that as long as the pieces of rebar are "adjacent" that it
I'll have to find the paper...
I don't think a piece of anchor chain would necessarily work, but it
The real key is "minimum voids"
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