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I actually have built a few things that, calc or no calc, SE license or no
"looked" too large and whether they were or not, might get a serious
professional of ask the question.  This is actually the way it was on the
drawings, and I built it exactly the way he detailed it, but we were
scratching our heads the whole time.

4'-0" max. high retaining wall with level dirt behind it. Moderately
expansive soil. He used  8" CMU w/ cont. inspection, 2000PSI grout, with #6
rebar @ 8" o.c. vert. #4 @ 24" horiz.

Now, wouldn't you be prone to ask about the vertical rebar?  I bit my
tongue, but I sure thought it seemed a bit fat.

--DB

Good luck to you Scott.

David A. Topete, SE

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From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 4:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: footings look too big

What would you say to a guy who says your footings look too big?

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