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My experience has been that if it grade 40 and you can be sure that it not bent
back and forth any more than you have described, you should not be overly
concerned.

Steven A.
Los Angeles



Jim Persing wrote:

> I have a detail on my plans with #4 bars bent 90 degrees from vertical in a
> concrete stem wall to horizontal into a slab on grade.  Nothing unusual.
> The contractor wants to install embedded bars in the stem wall with the 90
> degree bend to horizontal and then another 90 degree bend back to the
> vertical just outside of the stem wall to make kind of a vertical Zee.  This
> last bend is temporary and will be bent back to horizontal when the slab is
> placed.    I have an older CRSI book which allows it only with the approval
> of the engineer and also a CRSI Engineering Data Report Number 12 which
> seems to indicate that it is probably OK for smaller bars.
>
> I can think of lots of reasons why this should not be done but just wonder
> if anyone else has had this detail presented to them and whether or not they
> approved it and why.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim Persing, SE
> Advanced Structural Concepts
> Bellevue, WA
>
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