Rebar splicing a key problem area with our Philippine house building project. Philippine buildings generally consist of steel reinforced concrete columns or posts supporting steel reinforced concrete beams with the spaces filled in with fairly weak concrete block forming the walls. The reinforcing steel is referred to as “deformed rebar”. Ours is a one-story house, so a single standard six meter long rebar (about 20 feet) can extend from the footer (1.2 M deep) to the topmost roof beam without splicing. That’s a good thing. Our columns used 12mm diameter rebar. All …
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Guide to Moving & Living in Paradise!
Have you ever wanted to quit your job, get out of the rat race, and move to a tropical paradise? Are you tired of your daily commute, tired of your boss, and just plain tired of the same old routine? Dave was. So he moved to the Philippines with his beautiful Filipina wife of over ten years and now lives on a rural province known for its sweet mangoes and white sandy beaches.