Friday, August 17th, 2018

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. Ai??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. Ai??That’s a good thing. Ai??Our columns used 12mm diameter rebar. All …

We are building a house on Panay Island in the Philippines. Ai??We’ve documented our project with photos, text and building cost reports. Ai??Here’s the index to our posts: A forest of bamboo scaffolding 3-10-2010 An index to posts about our Philippine house building project. A few of the links are not yet “live” but will become so as the project progresses. Our Philippine house:Ai?? Buying our lot Our Philippine house:Ai?? Building a perimeter fence Our Philippine house:Ai?? Filling the lot Our Philippine house:Ai?? House Design Our Philippine house:Ai?? Architects and builders Our Philippine house:Ai?? Digging a water well Our Philippine house:Ai?? Building a bamboo house – a “bahay kubo” Our Philippine house:Ai?? Buying construction equipment Our Philippine house:Ai?? Buying hollow block (cement …