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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

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  • rust on reinforcing

    The wire reinforcing mesh I was going to use has lots of surface rust. Is it still ok to use? Should I try and clean it up a bit or use as is?

  • #2
    Re: rust on reinforcing

    THe alkaline environment of concrete stops the rusting, aswell as the lack of oxygen.. should be ok to use, most of the time, slightly rusted is easier than brand new/shiny/slippery reo.


    • #3
      Re: rust on reinforcing

      Unless it is scaling, surface rust is desirable for reinforcing steel.


      • #4
        Re: rust on reinforcing

        many years ago I put very rusty steel into a driveway slab, I was pretty broke and the reo I used was horrible rusty stuff, So much so I used to worry the slab would break up. About 7 years later I had to jackhammer it all out to allow for an extension. The slab was murder to break out, big compressor and heavy jackhammer, and the reinforcing came out looking like brand new steel, just an observation from direct experience.

        Dave Ly


        • #5
          Re: rust on reinforcing

          Thanks for the feedback.
          I'll certainly use it.

          Thank you.