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Thanks for all the helpful comments.


The responses brought up a few more questions.


Do these large bars come in 40 ft. lengths?


Is it ever practical to use a #5 stirrup in a beam?  I don’t see it illustrated in the CRSI manual or the ACI Handbook.  I have 30” wide beams.


Rich Lewis



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark D. Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)]
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:05 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Large Rebar Detailing


Due to the large lap length for bars of this size you may want to consider a coupler to join bars.


For caisson work, the cage can become so heavy we will often do our best to eliminate laps thereby reducing cage weight and easing installation.


Mark D. Baker

Baker Engineering



From: Rich Lewis [mailto:seaint02(--nospam--at)]
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:51 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Large Rebar Detailing


I am detailing some concrete beams and columns with #10 - #14 bars.  I usually don’t detail these large bars.  Are there any words of wisdom someone can share about things to consider using this size bar?  I know one thing I saw in the past is the sweep radius of large bar hooks can cause problems.  Anything else I should be sure to consider?  I do have a beam and column joint to detail.





Rich Lewis