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Old 06-21-2020, 09:55 AM   #1
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Is Bonding For Additional Pool Rebar Necessary?

We're installing a pool and had to come back in and add additional rebar to accommodate a shelf extension after Gunite was shot. The additional rebar is not bonded to the main grid. Is that necessary?

We already received inspection approval after the first shoot and the issue in the design was not identified until days after, at which point we came back in and added two sets of isolated rebar and simply pinned it in the Gunite before shooting again.

Should we have removed part of the existing structure to then bond the new rebar to the existing rebar? What issues could we face with the isolated rebar that's not bonded? Are there any safety concerns now? Do we need to go back and figure out how to bond this new rebar with the old or tie it into the grid as well?

I'm trying to figure out what we need to do if anything before we have tile plaster subs come in.
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: Is Bonding For Additional Pool Rebar Necessary?

You could probably cut into your new section and have the electrician bond it separately.

That might be easier than trying to tie the new and older work together. Just my 2 cents.


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Bond the 2 grids together with not smaller than 8 AWG wire
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Re: Is Bonding For Additional Pool Rebar Necessary?

If you can get the new rebar bond to an existing equipment bond, ie; pool cage, pool pump casing, pool heater, you will be okay. The idea of the bond is that EVERYTHING is bonded together. So if you can’t get from point a-b, go from point b-c. As long as everything is connected together at some point.
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