Wednesday, November 12, 2014

R is for rebar

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While I was waiting for my ride to Latrun monastery, this heavy-laden truck stopped for a red light.
Maybe it was not loaded with rebar exactly, but close enough.
I can't resist saying, for ABC Wednesday:
R is for reinforcement steel rebar rods! 
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UPDATE:  I am surprised that rebar is new to many readers.  Here in Israel you can't walk more than a few blocks without seeing rebar in its various uses.   But then, we build only in stone and concrete, not with wood like in Europe.
To see examples of rebar's uses, see my posts:
1.  The First Station (of the train, not of the Cross) 
2.  Steam Chimneys  see how workers bend rebar
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(Linking also to signs, signs.)

12 comments:

VP said...

I think those netting are actually made with a kind of smaller rebar...

Dina said...

Thanks VP. I'm never sure about these technical things.
The bumpiness of the metal made me think rebar.

cieldequimper said...

I need to Google rebar...

cieldequimper said...

Oh ok. I've learned something today!

William Kendall said...

The yellow of the truck certainly does stand out.

Cloudia said...

That is a great scene you captured, Dina




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Andy said...

Nice picture to view at full size. Bilingual road signs are also common in Ontario.

Reader Wil said...

You know more about technical things than I. I googled rebar and am still at a loss...Well anyway it's an important way of reinforcing
steel rods.
Wil, ABCW Team

Dina said...

Dear (female) friends, there was a hyperlink to the Wiki article about rebar.
But now I also added this update at the end of the post:

UPDATE: I am surprised that rebar is new to many readers. Here in Israel you can't walk more than a few blocks without seeing rebar in its various uses. But then, we build only in stone and concrete, not with wood like in Europe.

To see examples of rebar's uses, see my posts:
1. The First Station (of the train, not of the Cross)
2. Steam Chimneys -- see how workers bend rebar

Tom said...

Hi Dina,
Rebar is a common term here. We would call the material on the truck reinforcement mesh, rebar is a single piece of steel. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Roger Owen Green said...

Very informative. I've heard the term here (upstate NY, USA) but I wouldn't call it common.

ROG, ABCW

Dina said...

Tom and Roger, thanks for your input.