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Where to buy rebar?

Postby MrsB » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:46 am

Hi everyone, I coming over from Australia and will have 3 nights in vegas before driving up to black rock city.
Can anyone tell me where I will be able to buy rebar from as from reading all the other posts I believe that's the best thing for anchoring our shade that we will have outside. Is there anything else that's suitable to stop things from blowing away?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:38 am

MrsB wrote:Hi everyone, I coming over from Australia and will have 3 nights in vegas before driving up to black rock city.
Can anyone tell me where I will be able to buy rebar from as from reading all the other posts I believe that's the best thing for anchoring our shade that we will have outside. Is there anything else that's suitable to stop things from blowing away?

Thanks in advance!
Nikki


Ga-day Nikki,

There's several hardware stores in the area. But be careful, there's a zealous cult of lag screw worshipers that may be holding a rebar counter protest. While I disagree with their methods & beliefs I accept them for who they are and think we can still coexist separately on the Playa. Maybe someday we will find middle ground and replace hatred with acceptance & agree to disagree. My hate will never change them or who they are.

Wow. Second post thread drift to the extreme. Sorry, kind of an American thing recently. No worries.


Anyway, yeah there's several major hardware stores in or near Fernley NV that have rebar. It would be a good idea to either call ahead or maybe order it online for pick-up at the store.

Just (google map) hardware stores for a city along your route. I am in no way endorsing the stores below as there are several.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Steel-Rebar-Co ... t/50214547

Be sure to get something to go over the ends so people don't gash themselves on it (or just use Lag screws).

https://www.walmart.com/store/4370/fern ... enis+balls

Also, I want to go on record saying that the Playa needs more Australians! :D
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby Token » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:14 am

When in Vegas, google yourself these stores

Lowes
Home Depot

In the area where they have bags of cement, concrete etc there wiOk be some binns with pre-cut rebar.

Get at least 3/8 inch, 2 foot length for smaller loads.
Get at least 1/2 inch 2-3 foot length for moderate loads.

1 inch is 2.54 cm. 1 foot is 12 inches.

Get a good heavy claw hammer. The heavier the better.

Get a pair of vise-grip pliers - ask the tool guys where they are.

Get a bunch of strong rope.

You are done.

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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby Token » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:19 am

Oh, forgot the most important item.

When getting your rebar, pick up the orange rebar safety caps. They are used on exposed rebar end pieces to prevent them from cutting and gouging people who inadvertently run into them.

Get as many caps as you have sticks of rebar.

Rebar wounds are terrible, painful and the most common injury on the Playa.

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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:47 am

Token wrote:Oh, forgot the most important item.

When getting your rebar, pick up the orange rebar safety caps. They are used on exposed rebar end pieces to prevent them from cutting and gouging people who inadvertently run into them.

Get as many caps as you have sticks of rebar.

Rebar wounds are terrible, painful and the most common injury on the Playa.


And usually inflicted on someone other than the rebar installer :-(
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:02 am

I'm moving this over to the Recommendations board, since that's a better fit for what/where do I buy threads.

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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby Sham » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:28 am

The rebar caps are the most preferable to cover the sharp tops of rebar, but consider bright duct tape wrapped to cover the sharp edges as an option. It can be seen easily at night, and the razor sharp edges are covered. 8)

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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Sham wrote:The rebar caps are the most preferable to cover the sharp tops of rebar, but consider bright duct tape wrapped to cover the sharp edges as an option. It can be seen easily at night, and the razor sharp edges are covered. 8)


I put solar landscape lights next to mine & I think I just found some for $.97 that will fit over the rebar. Need to fit test tonight.
I'm using bright tape for daytime to make them super obvious.
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby BBadger » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:07 pm

Used tennis balls work nicely too since they're bright, provide decent padding, and hold onto the end relatively well.
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:33 pm

BBadger wrote:Used tennis balls work nicely too since they're bright, provide decent padding, and hold onto the end relatively well.


Yes the do.

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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:13 pm

I was just taking down my carport to pack it up. I kept looking at the rebar thinking I'd better pull it out of the ground before I go any farther.

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Oh how the Irony stings.
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:39 pm

See what happens when you post disrespect about lag bolts? :twisted:
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:57 pm

FIGJAM wrote:See what happens when you post disrespect about lag bolts? :twisted:



I knew that was coming :-) Lag bolt Karma!

Hey, someone needs to be the Iconoclast around here :wink:
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Re: Where to buy rebar?

Postby Thecatman » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 pm

FlyingMonkey wrote:Anyway, yeah there's several major hardware stores in or near Fernley NV that have rebar.


There is a Lowes in Fernley, on the east side of town.
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