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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 12:03 am 
If you are hammering in a rebar spike or 2 to support a step... how long do you make the rebar? Thanks.

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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 8:41 am 
When I have made box steps in WTA, they are generally 2-3 feet long. Depends a lot on what you're pounding them into. If soft soil, longer is better..... cool.gif

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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 10:19 am 
Whatever length you settle on, be sure to subtract 1/2 inch because that's the part that sticks into my heel.

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PostThu Feb 09, 2023 11:27 pm 
fixity of a cantilivered pile is typical 20x diameter. so, if you have #4 bar (1/2), that's 10" embed. that seems too low to me. i would make the embed depth at least 2x the height of the step. i suspect you would be fine getting 2ft long bars.

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PostThu Feb 09, 2023 11:47 pm 
I have used 2 on the steps in my back yard.

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