Jump to content

Rebar for arches


Tim
 Share

Recommended Posts

I was wondering form all those who use rebar to support their arches, if you pound the rebar straight up and down or angled?

If angled, how do you get it to be about the same at each end?

I'm using 10 feet 3/4 inch gray conduit for my arches this year and was just wondering the best way to support them. Thanks for your help!



Tim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

this worked for me. Once I found a good spacing for my arch ends, I simply measured the spacing at the point where each piece of rebar enters the ground. I used a framing square to get a rought idea for the angle. this year I mad a jig. two pieces of plywood cut at the angle I prefer with a few feet of rope between them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brian Mitchell wrote:

I prefer mine at an angle. Try one both ways and see what you think looks better.
I use 2ft rebar for 10ft arches and just eyeball the angle. they will self correct if they are a little different. I place the ends 8 ft apart

I do it the exact same way for my 10' arches. I didn't measure the end-to-end distance but I'll bet it's about 8' apart give or take a few inches. That distance makes a very nice "arch" look imho.

-Jeff
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

you all work to hard at this!! I make my kids stand outside and hold them.. it costs a dollar an hour per kid..... they can alway use the extra money to buy my x-mas present....heheh I have 8' arch made of pvc with 2 peices of rebar holding them upright I actually have my archs behind each other .. nice tunnel effect

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...