web analytics
Substitue for reinforcing bar - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

Forum Issues Update

Things are progressing in getting things back in order on the Forum! User avatars should be showing up. Attachment and inline images are in the process of being uploaded. We are still looking for a migration path for the Photoplog gallery. Thank you for your patience!
2 of 2 < >

Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

Hello,

For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

Check it out on our You Tube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7q7...jSniYogfUra06Q

If the link doesn't work, simply go to You Tube and type Forno Bravo Channel. The video title is How to Set your Forno Bravo Oven Dome Pieces.

Thanks for participating in our Forum. We will have more video content available soon.
See more
See less

Substitue for reinforcing bar

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Substitue for reinforcing bar

    Hi, I have been given a heap of steel rod that I was thinking of using instead of Rebar in my foundation and stand.. Its about 15mm thick and is solid. (not tube)
    Does anyone see any problem with using it?

  • #2
    Re: Substitue for reinforcing bar

    So long as it is not crusty/flakey rusty (surface rust is OK).
    The smoother surface will not 'grip' the concrete as the deformed reinforcing, but so long as you keep in within the concrete slab, no worries.

    Cheers.


    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
    Neillís kitchen underway
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Substitue for reinforcing bar

      Back on the farm, we used to scour the local dumps (landfills) for old bed frames to use as reinforcing for barn slabs.

      As votavidone notes, bend or hook the ends. (This should also be done for regular rebar.)

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Substitue for reinforcing bar

        There are lots of different fibres that can also be added to replace reo, simply add to your mix.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Substitue for reinforcing bar

          Originally posted by wotavidone
          Where ever you want the concrete to have tensile strength, bend the ends of your bar to a right angle. This will give it a bit of grip, otherwise the rod will slide inside the concrete and impart very little resistance to bending.
          Just curious as I have never seen this recommended for rebar. I guess that is what the ridges are for? Is the bend to make up for the lack of ridges when using a smooth piece of rod steel?

          I will say rebar was surprisingly expensive at the Home Depot. I am sure there must be cheaper places. Lucky for me, my neighbor had a 10' piece of 5/8" rebar laying along our comment fence. he was happy to get rid of it, and I was even happier to use it in my hearth!
          My build progress
          My WFO Journal on Facebook
          My dome spreadsheet calculator

          Comment

          Working...
          X