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Re: CMU rebar splice

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It is probably a little bit more than 26" in poured in place concrete, not to mention that your chances of getting the rebar where you actually want it ( from face of block) is almost zero, I would "easily" go with the longer splice length

Tarek Mokhtar, SE


This is correct. However, imagine a 10 ft free-standing CMU wall in CA with #5 rebars stressed to 90% of Fs=24ksi (ASD). Will you be comfortable with lap-splicing these rebars by 26 inches? Like as if it was in concrete?


V. Steve Gordin PhD
Licensed Structural Engineer
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers
2081 Business Center Drive #105
Irvine CA 92612

On Oct 30, 2014, at 11:27 AM, lrhauer(--nospam--at) wrote:

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