Cutting out concrete

Prickly

Active member
Jul 8, 2020
33
Kelowna
Hi everyone, my bonding nightmare continues and the inspector has confirmed we have to cut into the concrete to find the bonding wire and attach to it. I know where it is so I'm hoping to cut a small piece on the edge of the concrete about 4 inches by 4 inches. I've attached a pic of what it looked like during the framing stage (you can see where the copper wire wraps around the rebar at the edge and this is where I want to cut). I'm hoping for some advice on how to cut out the smallest possible segment. Im thinking possibly a concrete chain saw? I appreciate any advice. Thank you
 

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-MacGyver-

Active member
May 17, 2016
35
Rochester, NY
When the builder cut relief lines in our concrete apron they use a circular saw with a concrete cutting blade. Cannot remember if they used water to cool or not, but using some water probably wouldn't hurt.
 

pb4uswim

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Jul 23, 2020
35
Michigan
Isn’t there a place where the bonding wire is sunk into the ground? I’m thinking it would be easier to dig under the concrete if you knew where that was.
 

Prickly

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Jul 8, 2020
33
Kelowna
Use a masonry bit to cut a bunch of holes and then you play connect the dots with hammer and chisel. If you smooth it nice, you could camouflage it later with a plastic drain cover.
That's a good idea. That might be the only way I dont risk severing the wire and rebar. Thanks
 

Prickly

Active member
Jul 8, 2020
33
Kelowna
Isn’t there a place where the bonding wire is sunk into the ground? I’m thinking it would be easier to dig under the concrete if you knew where that was.
They did drive in a grounding plate but we dont know exactly where it is so it might be tough to find. Thanks for the idea