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Re: tying rebar

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One of the major problems I have with wire ties has been leaving their 'tails' too close to the
formwork.  Invariably, within a couple of years the ties begin to corrode and rust stains appear
on the face of the concrete.  If plastic ties are found to be acceptable, I want to know about
it.  Keep us up to date on what you find out.

Lew Midlam. PE

W. Gray Hodge 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
> a