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Rebar Connection #110632
05/30/06 02:40 PM
05/30/06 02:40 PM
Admin  Offline
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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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Re: Rebar Connection #110633
05/30/06 09:23 PM
05/30/06 09:23 PM
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ

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

Re: Rebar Connection #110634
05/31/06 07:55 AM
05/31/06 07:55 AM
RSmike  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 134
Holland, MI USA
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]


Re: Rebar Connection #110635
05/31/06 01:19 PM
05/31/06 01:19 PM
Alan Nadon  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 399
Elkhart, IN. USA
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]
Somedays it just doesn't seem like any progress is ever going to be made.

If it was easy, anyone could do it.
Re: Rebar Connection #110636
05/31/06 03:37 PM
05/31/06 03:37 PM
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
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?

Re: Rebar Connection #110637
05/31/06 09:38 PM
05/31/06 09:38 PM
georgestolz  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 91
Fort Collins, CO, US
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.

Re: Rebar Connection #110638
06/01/06 03:24 AM
06/01/06 03:24 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
All that suggests to me is Galvanic Corrosion.
Also them white cable ties will last about a month in the sun.

Re: Rebar Connection #110639
06/13/06 12:57 AM
06/13/06 12:57 AM
Tesla  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,273
Sacramento, CA
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.

Re: Rebar Connection #110640
06/22/06 05:08 AM
06/22/06 05:08 AM
e57  Offline
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Posts: 2,876
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....

[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 06-22-2006).]

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