[TowerTalk] Welding Rebar

Roger (K8RI) on TT K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sun Jan 5 00:59:03 EST 2014

On 1/4/2014 4:01 PM, Ed K0KL wrote:
> I can't stand it any longer ...
> 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 ...
> The only place where I am aware of welding rebar is to butt splice, 
> with a sleeve around the connection
> and cad weld the connection. Used on cooling towers.

Order towers with the rebar cage and they likely will come welded and 
not tied.
That's been the recent local experience.


Roger (K8RI)

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