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Old 02-14-2018, 06:36 PM   #1
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I have been looking into the use of fiber re-bar for awhile. It seems like a much better product than any of the steel products,either coated or non coated . I have yet to use any,however,been giving it considerable consideration. Here is a connection to a free webinar coming up on Feb.22 ND.


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Is it made in the us?

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I have been looking into the use of fiber re-bar for awhile. It seems like a much better product than any of the steel products,either coated or non coated
Where would you consider using it? At present, it seems like it is meant for areas of high corrosion and loads, like bridges. Seems like there is no need in residential of multi-family.
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A random find for the curious... Interesting stuff.

http://www.fdot.gov/design/Training/...Composites.pdf
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Is it made in the us?



From what I have discovered,yes it is.In the good states of Florida,Texas and Washington,along with our neighbors too the north in Canada.
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Where would you consider using it? At present, it seems like it is meant for areas of high corrosion and loads, like bridges. Seems like there is no need in residential of multi-family.


Probably as a substitute for steel in most applications. From the discussions I have had with people in the field,it overcomes the problems with steel in several ways. It seems most importantly,unlike steel that rusts,expands and spalls the concrete or masonry,when fiber ages,looses some strength etc.,it does not impart the ill effects of spalling.

It may not be the perfect answer,however,from what I understand,it is a step in the better direction.
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Rusted Iron and steel is always larger than unrusted(oxidized) Iron, = cracked masonry and reinforced with steel concrete....

There are some interesting basalt based rebars available...
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Probably as a substitute for steel in most applications. From the discussions I have had with people in the field,it overcomes the problems with steel in several ways. It seems most importantly,unlike steel that rusts,expands and spalls the concrete or masonry,when fiber ages,looses some strength etc.,it does not impart the ill effects of spalling.
But where is the deterioration such a problem? Certainly not in houses? This is stuff for bridge decks.
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Well,at only approx. 50% up charge from steel,1/4 the weight,and twice the strength of steel,it seems like a very affordable way to obtain the belt and suspenders approach. Not to mention with the considerable weight reduction,the increase in production one will realize,along with less worker fatigue and more safety.
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Well,at only approx. 50% up charge from steel,1/4 the weight,and twice the strength of steel,it seems like a very affordable way to obtain the belt and suspenders approach. Not to mention with the considerable weight reduction,the increase in production one will realize,along with less worker fatigue and more safety.
Is there a specific product you're talking about? My assumption is GFRP which looks like essentially fiberglass rods.

One huge market should be the cast stone industry. (Huge as in beneficial to them. I don't think it's that big of an industry.) I can't tell you how many failures I've seen. Mainly rebar popping the face. Not structural failure but definitely aesthetic failure. I've been told it's due to the use of calcium choride to speed the process.
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Is there a specific product you're talking about? My assumption is GFRP which looks like essentially fiberglass rods.

One huge market should be the cast stone industry. (Huge as in beneficial to them. I don't think it's that big of an industry.) I can't tell you how many failures I've seen. Mainly rebar popping the face. Not structural failure but definitely aesthetic failure. I've been told it's due to the use of calcium choride to speed the process.


Yes,that is the bar I have in mind. You are correct,the cast stone industry would do well to give fiber a very close look,both the wet cast and dry cast.

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