Rebar stake safety

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Rebar stake safety

Postby Igneouss » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:53 am

Over the years folks have come up with ways to make rebar safe: tennis balls, plastic bottles, candy cane bends.

Times have changed.

Lowes and Home Depot (and any construction supply) now stock rebar caps in bulk. You can get a bag of 20 or so for a few bucks. They come in a few sizes. You need the small size for #3/#4 rebar.

They are bright orange and fit neatly on the top of the rebar. By far the best answer. Very cost effective. No need to worry about other otions any more.

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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Elderberry » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:32 am

Yes, but the problem with those is that they are still HARD and though will prevent punctures, still bruise.

Those colored swimming noodles sold at the dollar store are my preference.
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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Igneouss » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:44 am

Mushroom caps are better than most options. Definitly better than tennis balls, plastic bottles, and bending.
Best cost/benefit/labor option in my opinion.

Have unlimited time and money? I'm sure there are better options.

Noodles sound viable too.

Does that make you noodle-boy?

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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Mojojita » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:53 am

Putting caps on rebar is fine but I have seen lots of people with the iconic skinned up shins from running into rebar. I think more people get hurt falling over rebar - as opposed to falling onto rebar...... The hollow pool noodles are definately the way to go. Or maybe shinguards and helmets....
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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Elderberry » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:38 pm

I don't know, check out my avatar. What do you think? :wink: :shock:
Igneouss wrote:Mushroom caps are better than most options. Definitly better than tennis balls, plastic bottles, and bending.
Best cost/benefit/labor option in my opinion.

Have unlimited time and money? I'm sure there are better options.

Noodles sound viable too.

Does that make you noodle-boy?
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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Korwedge » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:57 pm

What happens if you fall ONTO rebar with a pool noodle? Tennis ball? Stuffed animal? Water bottle? :shock:

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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Elderberry » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:09 pm

Oh well...Darwin Award for you!
Korwedge wrote:What happens if you fall ONTO rebar with a pool noodle? Tennis ball? Stuffed animal? Water bottle? :shock:
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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby ygmir » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:20 pm

Korwedge wrote:What happens if you fall ONTO rebar with a pool noodle? Tennis ball? Stuffed animal? Water bottle? :shock:


well, if it feels good, repeat as necessary.............
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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:35 pm

Motards.

The bend keeps your cords from slipping off. Pound the stakes flush to avoid tripping.
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Re: Rebar stake safety

Postby SnowBlind » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:09 pm

Korwedge wrote:What happens if you fall ONTO rebar with a pool noodle? Tennis ball? Stuffed animal? Water bottle? :shock:


Well, pool noodle, water bottle or stuffed animal will not make a difference if you fall on it obviously. Tennis ball however would actually offer some protection, me thinks.


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