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Placing the reinforcing steel
Step 5. Positioning the form for the steel and concrete
Sit the form UPSIDE-DOWN on blocks of wood, or any other suitable solid structure.
Ensure the top stop end (which is now at the bottom, because the chair is upside-down) is resting on the ground.
Don’t prop the form on anything flimsy, as once the concrete goes in, it will be very heavy.
Step 6. Preparing the reinforcing steel
Cut and bend three pieces of #3 rebar (which is 3/8″ diameter rod) to the shape of the chair allowing for an extra 20″ protruding past the bottom of the form. Refer to the plans
Tip: Use water pipe to help bend the steel. See the picture below.
Step 7. Placing the steel in the form
Place the steel reinforcing in the form so that it makes a grid and tie it together with tie wire.
The steel should be sticking out the top of the form by about 20″.
The top is really the bottom because the form is currently upside down, remember?
The steel that is sticking out of the form will eventually become the steel that goes into the footing hole.