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#110632 - 05/30/06 02:40 PM Rebar Connection  
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This one was sent to me from another inspector in the office.

The contractor also supported his rebar by driving pieces of bar into the earth and tying the horizontal pieces to them.

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#110633 - 05/30/06 09:23 PM Re: Rebar Connection  
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Alan,

Is there a UL rebar clamp somewhere on that piece of rebar? Or is that ground wire just tie-wrapped to the rebar?


#110634 - 05/31/06 07:55 AM Re: Rebar Connection  
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What's that little mess on the right. Looks almost like someone tried to split the strands and wrap them around the rebar. Perhaps an underwriter's knot? [Linked Image]

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#110635 - 05/31/06 01:19 PM Re: Rebar Connection  
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The mess on the right is from seperating the strands and wrapping them around the rod.
The nylon ties made a better connection although I don't think they are listed as direct burial connectors. [Linked Image]
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#110636 - 05/31/06 03:37 PM Re: Rebar Connection  
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While I would not accept that as an acceptable connection to the rebar, I would ask if the rebar was just supporting a 20' length of conductor would there need to be a connection?


#110637 - 05/31/06 09:38 PM Re: Rebar Connection  
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While I would not accept that as an acceptable connection to the rebar, I would ask if the rebar was just supporting a 20' length of conductor would there need to be a connection?
I would say no.


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#110638 - 06/01/06 03:24 AM Re: Rebar Connection  
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Alan,
All that suggests to me is Galvanic Corrosion.
Also them white cable ties will last about a month in the sun.


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#110639 - 06/13/06 12:57 AM Re: Rebar Connection  
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That sure looks like a 3/0 Ufer tied to the footer rebar.

Such is done all the time out my way.

The assembly to be puddled completely in concrete.

Zip ties or tie wire are used all of the time.

Normally no attempt is even made to get tricky at the end.


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#110640 - 06/22/06 05:08 AM Re: Rebar Connection  
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Same here, it is a conveinient way of suspending the GEC / UFER in the bottom in the pour. The guy probhably wrapped it at the end to get it to stay put while he rolled it out. The zip tie wont matter after preservation in the concrete... Any galvanic action is on the steel not the copper, and minimal at best. With current prices of copper you may see less of this type installation. Usually I try to go across the rebar, not along it....

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