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Thread: Bond to rebar?

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    Aug 2011
    Middle TN

    Bond to rebar?

    So we're about ready to pour the coping on our pool in the next couple of days if the rain will hold off and I have a bonding question. I think I'm probably just being overly cautious. So we did the "alternate means of bonding" described in the 2011 NEC which is essentially a #8 wire, (technically we used #6) looped all the way around the pool 18 to 24 inches away from the pool wall and 4 to 6 inches below subgrade tied back into the pool walls(vinyl) and into the mounts for the ladder/hand rail. Now the pool builder is laying out rebar to be encased in the coping. Should I tie that rebar into the #6 loop around the pool? If so, what do I need to put on the rebar to tie it into the copper. I assume I can splice a pig tail onto the loop end with brass bolt splice, but i wasn't sure what needed to go onto the rebar? Grounding lug? Thoughts?
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Bond to rebar?

    Yes, you should bond the rebar. You use a clamp listed as suitable for bonding to clamp the wire to the rebar.
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