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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena
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.
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?
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.
Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!
The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know
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!