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Just wondering if the steel rebar is something that a place like Menards or HD might have? Can a right angle grinder/cutter cut through it effectively? Thanks.

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HD does carry it in several lengths.

It can be cut with an angle grinder or abrasive cutoff wheel.

It can also be bent with some heat...

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Hey Jeremy,

Most Lowes or Home depots carry rebar and they also have the cut off wheels for your grinder to cut them with. They also sell batter board steaks which are nice for guy wires to tie off on and they are pretty cheap too!

Ted

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if you're looking for the 2' or 3' pieces ask for a rebar pin

they will be down in the concrete area

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I have used a lot of rebar for various things (its cheap!) - I get it from Lowes or HD

I will use a cutoff saw or (more commonly) a pair of bolt cutters.

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I would look for a local steel supplier in your area if possible. I can get rebar for about half what the big box store charge at a local supplier.

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I would look for a local steel supplier in your area if possible. I can get rebar for about half what the big box store charge at a local supplier.

How much rebar are you buying? :eek:

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This year I bought 100' of 1/2. I think this will do it for this year. Last year I bought about 80.

I bought a chop saw to cut it. It works like a dream and for some reason my dad likes to store it for me. :giggle:

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Currently I need rebar to "strengthen" the stand for my driveway arches. Previously I used all PVC for the arches and the bases, this year I want rebar into the ground to use as the support piece going upwords to help sturdy the arches.. we have had bad ice storms here the last two or three winters, I don't want these things coming down another year! I want them to be as SOLID as I can get them, with a little give for wind.. If someone has other suggestions instead im open to them.. Ill have to check HD and such before the ground freezes!

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On my driveway arches I use 1 1/2" EMT conduit cut into 5' lengths. I pound them down into the ground about 1' to 18". Then the PVC pipes for the arches go on the top of them. While the first year I had them all tied up and re-anchored into the ground again, i found that I didn't need that much support. The EMT poles held up well. Other than cutting off the area that I hit with the sledge this has been my thoery for the last 5 yrs or so. (and I holding to it! LOL)

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Has the price on rebar been going up around the country. I have a steel plant just a few miles from my house. The price has been going up.

P.S. If you pick up rebar at Home Depot or some other place that has allowed it to sit there for some time, take a pair of gloves. Rust may get all over you.

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Just as an FYI...I buy rebar every year for the display. If you have a compound miter saw you can by a metal cutting disc wheel (mine is actually 10 inches as it takes a 10 inch blade) and it saws through the rebar like a hot knife through butter. Do not buy pre-cut if you need a lot of rebar. It's much more expensive (almost double) depending on how much you need. Any Lowe's Home Depot etc...will have them in 10 foot lengths.

chris

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