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Harold,

Thanks for this info.  I had time to research this further today, and
while galvanized bars are good (specially if you go to the galvanizeit.org
website), epoxy is still superior so I will stick with what I first
specified.

Rich

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:51:02 +0000, Harold Sprague
<spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Epoxy: 
> Easy to touch up
> Electrically neutral
>  
> Galvanized:
> Durable 
> Cathodic protection of hollidays
>  
> The biggest potential problem with galvanized is an old DOT study that
> said that in chloride contaminated concrete, the rate of corrosion was
> accelerated.  It basically set up a battery and corroded faster than
> uncoated rebar.  
>  
> I would go with the epoxy, but with a very robust inspection and repair
> spec.  
> 
> Regards, Harold Sprague
> 
> 
>  
>> Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:31:11 -0600
>> From: seaint05(--nospam--at)lewisengineering.com
>> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>> Subject: Epoxy coated VS galvanized welded wire fabric
>> 
>> I have specified epoxy coated welded wire fabric for a parking area
>> topping to precast double tee plank. I have been asked to substitute
>> galvanized WWF for epoxy coated. I have not studied galvanized
>> reinforcing
>> pros and cons. Other than a quicker time schedule for galvanizing, what
>> are some other pros and cons that you have all experienced from
>> galvanized
>> reinforcing.
>> 
>> Thanks.
>> 
>> Rich


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