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Re: Cost Effective Mechanical Lap Splice?

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If the lap splice length isn't there, perhaps you could go with a mechanical rebar coupler.  If the splice length is close to what is needed, try a higher strength concrete mix and see if the shorter splice length works.

On 12/3/08, Bill Allen <t.w.allen(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I'm working on a project where the contractor has installed too short of a dowel coming out of a footing for a retaining wall. I've considered excess reinforcement, but the required lap is still more than what I have.


What is the most cost effective lap splice?





T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


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