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Re: tying rebar

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Dear W. Gray Hodge:

I do not think plastic zip ties can perform like wires.
They are not as strong and are vulnerable to temperature/heat/impact.
Also they occupy more space (creating more void/cavity.)

Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural)
Vancouver, B.C. 

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At 10:38 AM 6/11/98 -0500, you wrote:

>A contractor asked me whether it would be acceptable to use plastic zip
>ties (like those used by electricians to tie wire bundles) to tie rebar
>at splices in lieu of 16 ga wire.  Is there any particular reason to
>allow/disallow the practice?