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Reinforcement coverage

Discussion in 'Residential Foundation Codes' started by darcar, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. darcar

    darcar Silver Member

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    I had this issue when I recently tested for my IBC Commercial Inspector and now its surfacing in a real life senerio...

    I'm looking for how much coverage is required for reinforcement in the 2009 IBC...

    Section 1907.5 states that depth, coverage etc. shall comply with ACI 318 Section 7.5... section 7.5 of the concrete manual is a section that addresses BLENDED HYDRAULIC CEMENTS ...?...(I purchased the 2009 IBC and ACI 318-08)

    I had several questions for my test that were directed to the concrete manual, and the sections didn't coincide with the topic or question at hand

    Any thoughts?...
     
  2. darcar

    darcar Silver Member

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    forget it... I figured it out.

    I misunderstood and bought the CONCRETE MANUAL when in reality I needed the BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR STRUCTURAL CONCRETE...this was not clear and feel like the CASH COW that is the ICC has mislead me and tricked me into purchasing a book that I didnt need!

    Buyer beware
     
  3. globe trekker

    globe trekker Sawhorse

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    darcar,

    Would you please share your results of how much coverage is required, and the applicable

    code section?

    Thanks!

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  4. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

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    Usually a min of 2"...your results may vary, void where prohibited...
     
  5. darcar

    darcar Silver Member

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    As soon as the book arrives :)
     
  6. darcar

    darcar Silver Member

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    looking at the "Manual" it appears the req depends on if its a footing or wall.

    Wall clearances req 3/4" to inside face, and 1-1/2" to outside face.

    2" clearance to bar ends

    3/8" if depth is 8" or less and 1/2" if >8" depth...

    its kind of hard to understand the tables
     

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