First Project With the New Powermatic Table Saw #20: Shop Slab: reinforcing steel placement

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Blog entry by psient posted 02-06-2013 05:50 PM 2441 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Slab Grading: Rebar Part 20 of First Project With the New Powermatic Table Saw series Part 21: progress »

OK I’m now finished placing all the steel. This morning (wed 2/6) I began tying it down.

I’m gonna be preoccupied with this task until tomorrow afternoon I’m sure. I’m trying to decide if I should place a drain in this area. I sent an email to the tech folks at NDS (channel drains). I need to find a narrow channel drain that will create slope with a flush-to-slab-grade grating. That is, maintain a 1/8” per foot fall in the channel while the grate at the top of the channel stays level. If I can’t find something I’ll put a drain in the center and ABS out to the driveway. After it rains I’ll squeegee the puddles into the center.

One other thing:

This tool is a manual rotary rebar wire tier ( This is way expensive if you ask me! It seems well built and engineered. I have a problem with my wrist and I’m hoping it’ll help prevent me from hurting too much after the tying.


Here’s where I am today . . .

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Chris Mobley

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 07:59 PM

Nice work!

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