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Old 11-21-2007, 07:52 AM   #1
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I am building a footing for a brick wall. The horizontal rebar is going in Ok supported by metal chairs. I want to have vertical rebar every four feet shaped like a "J" . The long side being 3' and the short side 1' wet set. I cannot think of a good way to keep the vertical rebar secure and plumb until the pour. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 11-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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If this is the vertical rebar that will stick about 2 feet out of the footing, you just mark where it should go on the footing forms and then insert it at the marks right after the concrete is poured and screeded off. The concrete will hold it in place.

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Spot weld it to the horizontal bars.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #4
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If the concrete will not hold it in place accurately enough for another concrete wall, your concrete is too wet to use anyway.

A 1' bend is really worthless when it comes to really developing the tensile strength of anything attached to it. For shear, you can get away with it.
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Depending on your location wet setting may not be allowed. We use 4" PVC with holes drilled to support the top of the bar as well as make it OSHA compliant (Safety). You have to support the pipe every 12-15' with a temp. 2x4s to hold everything straight in a upside down 'Y' fashion. Found this works good and inspectors like it.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:04 PM   #6
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Are you building a little residential retaining wall in Podunk, USA or a commercial job in California or New York? - Judging by the bar dimensions for a brick wall (solid?) your job is not inspected or a critical situation.
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An inspector will usually sign off if you have your locations for the rebar marked and the bars laid out. As the above post mentioned, the "hook" needs to be tighter. I rebar bender will make a perfect hook.

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