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Mudball 08-25-2006 04:03 PM

Special rebar
 
Is there a special rebar with larger edges (ribbed) for extra holding strength when putting it in concrete bond beam blocks ?
Or will regular rebar work just fine ?
Thanks

glennjanie 08-27-2006 02:00 PM

Hi Randy:
No, there is no differnce in the rebar except for some brands have a different thickness or pattern. Its just a hit or miss thing though.
If I were you, I would use 2 rebars in the bond beam, #4 bars (1/2") and lap the splices about a foot.
Glenn

Mudball 08-27-2006 06:45 PM

That sounds like a great plan. Thanks for the help glennjanie.


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