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Re: CMU rebar splice

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I've been around long enough and done so many CMU free standing walls, all 
with the old lap lenght requirement of 40D, (25" for #5's). Am I continuing 
 to do so? No- call it conserative in old age/complyng with new code 
requirements/whatever. But, yes, I agree the lap splice of #5 verts in a CMU 
 cantilevered wall to the footing dowels should be more than 25".

Larry Hauer, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Gordin <sgordin(--nospam--at)>
> Sent: Oct 30, 2014 11:36 AM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] CMU rebar splice
> Larry,
> 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? 
> Thanks,
> Steve
> ______________________________
> V. Steve Gordin PhD
> Licensed Structural Engineer
> SGE Consulting Structural Engineers
> 2081 Business Center Drive #105

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