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CI/SfB May 2005

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Reinforcement Continuity Systems


for the Construction Industry

Ancon designs and manufactures high integrity steel products for the construction industry. Through continuous programmes of new product development, inward investment and employee advancement, the company is committed to maintaining the highest level of customer service within a dynamic and challenging industry. Masonry Support Systems Windposts and Lintels Wall Ties and Restraint Fixings Channel and Bolt Fixings Tension Systems Shear Load Connectors Reinforcing Bar Couplers Reinforcement Continuity Systems Flooring and Formed Sections Special Fabrications

The use of reinforcement continuity systems is a widely accepted means of providing continuity of reinforcement across constructions joints in concrete.

Reinforcement Continuity Systems Standard Range Configurations Standard Range Specifications Installation On-site Cutting Enquiry/Order Form Eazistrip Water Stop Other Ancon Products

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Reinforcement Continuity Systems

REINFORCEMENT CONTINUITY SYSTEMS The Eazistrip Reinforcement Continuity System is a quick and easy to install method of maintaining continuity of reinforcement at construction joints in concrete. It consists of a galvanised steel casing with a dimpled surface to provide an effective concrete bond. Pre-bent bars are housed within the casing and are enclosed by a protective cover. Each end of the unit is sealed with a polystyrene block in order to prevent the ingress of concrete. The complete unit is nailed to the formwork. Alternatively it can be wired back to the main reinforcement cage. The concrete is then cast. After striking the formwork, the cover is removed and the bars are straightened, ready for lapping onto the main reinforcement, using an Eazistrip re-bending tool. The steel casing remains embedded in the wall and is filled with concrete when the next section is poured, the dimpled surface providing an efficient key.

Use of the Eazistrip system offers many benefits over conventional joint construction, including the simplification of formwork design and removal of the need to drill shuttering. This contributes to the acceleration of the construction process. As the bars remain enclosed within the casing until required, they are protected and the risk of injury from projecting bars is minimised. Easy to use, the system requires no on site training in order to carry out installation. The Eazistrip system is potentially suitable for use in any construction joint in concrete, but the most commonly found applications include: Floor slabs Walls Stairwells Corbels Diaphragm walls Jumpforms Brick support ledges

QUALITY Eazistrip Reinforcement Continuity Systems are manufactured using CARES approved bar which meets the requirements of BS4449. The grade of reinforcing bar used is Grade 500B, minimum yield 500N/mm2, minimum uniform elongation Agt 5%. The bars are bent in accordance with BS8666. Ancon Building Products is a BS EN ISO2001 registered company.

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STANDARD RANGE CONFIGURATIONS


Type 60
60

Type 80
60/72

Type 110
96

170

170

170

30

30

30

60

80

110

Type 110
90

Type 140
120

Type 160
140

170

170

170

30 110 140 170

30 160

30

Type 190

170

30 190

Type 240
220

170

1250mm

150mm* Centres

1250mm

200mm* Centres

30 240

Unit will be supplied as a double box when stirrup width exceeds 220mm Note: Boxes containing 16mm bars are nominally 40mm - 50mm deep. On 16mm Type U boxes, the stirrup may be achieved using two shape code 21 bars. These are referenced DH.

*Other centres are available

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STANDARD RANGE SPECIFICATIONS The following tables give details of the Eazistrip standard ranges. Many customers require purpose made units to suit their particular application. In order to meet this requirement Ancon will manufacture according to your specific bar arrangement. The most common shapes are shown on page 10. For further details please contact Ancon Building Products. UK Range Dimensions
Part No. EZ 60H 10/150 EZ 60H 10/200 EZ 80H 10/150 EZ 80H 10/200 EZ 80H 12/150 EZ 80H 12/200 EZ 110H 16/150 EZ 110H 16/200 EZ 110U 10/150 EZ 110U 10/200 EZ 110U 12/150 EZ 110U 12/200 EZ 140U 10/150 EZ 140U 10/200 EZ 140U 12/150 EZ 140U 12/200 EZ 160U 10/150 EZ 160U 10/200 EZ 160U 12/150 EZ 160U 12/200 EZ 160DH 16/150 EZ 160DH 16/200 EZ 190U 10/150 EZ 190U 10/200 EZ 190U 12/150 EZ 190U 12/200 EZ 190DH 16/150 EZ 190U 16/200 EZ 240U 10/150 EZ 240U 10/200 EZ 240U 12/150 EZ 240U 12/200 EZ 240U 16/150 EZ 240U 16/200 Box Width mm 60 60 80 80 80 80 110 110 110 110 110 110 140 140 140 140 160 160 160 160 160 160 190 190 190 190 190 190 240 240 240 240 240 240 Box Length mm 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 Rebar Dia mm 10 10 10 10 12 12 16 16 10 10 12 12 10 10 12 12 10 10 12 12 16 16 10 10 12 12 16 16 10 10 12 12 16 16 Centres mm 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 Stirrup Height mm 170 170 170 170 170 170 155 155 170 170 155 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 160 160 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 Stirrup Width mm 60 60 60 60 80 80 96 96 90 90 90 90 120 120 120 120 140 140 140 140 140 140 170 170 170 170 170 170 220 220 220 220 220 220 Leg Length mm 410 410 410 410 500 500 575 575 410 410 340 500 410 410 500 500 410 410 500 500 410 410 410 410 500 500 650 650 410 410 500 500 650 650 Bars / Box 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6

U TYPE BOX DIMENSIONS


h

h b d w

Notes: Dimensions shown in the above table are nominal. Heights and lengths may typically vary by one bar diameter. Maximum box length is 3m dependant upon weight.

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Continental Range Dimensions


Part No. EZ 60H 10/150 EZ 60H 10/200 EZ 80H 10/150 EZ 80H 10/200 EZ 80H 12/150 EZ 80H 12/200 EZ 110H 16/150 EZ 110H16/200 EZ 110U 10/150 EZ 110U 10/200 EZ 110DH 12/150 EZ 110U 12/200 EZ 140U 10/150 EZ 140U 10/200 EZ 140U 12/150 EZ 140U 12/200 EZ 160U 10/150 EZ 160U 10/200 EZ 160U 12/150 EZ 160U 12/200 EZ 160DH 16/150 EZ 160DH 16/200 EZ 190U 10/150 EZ 190U 10/200 EZ 190U 12/150 EZ 190U 12/200 EZ 190DH 16/150 EZ 190U 16/200 EZ 240U 10/150 EZ 240U 10/200 EZ 240U 12/150 EZ 240U 12/200 EZ 240U 16/150 EZ 240U 16/200 Box Width mm 60 60 80 80 80 80 110 110 110 110 110 110 140 140 140 140 160 160 160 160 160 160 190 190 190 190 190 190 240 240 240 240 240 240 Box Length mm 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 1250 Rebar Dia mm 10 10 10 10 12 12 16 16 10 10 12 12 10 10 12 12 10 10 12 12 16 16 10 10 12 12 16 16 10 10 12 12 16 16 Centres mm 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 150 200 Stirrup Height mm 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 160 160 155 155 155 155 160 160 155 155 155 155 160 160 Stirrup Width mm 60 60 60 60 80 80 96 96 90 90 90 90 120 120 120 120 140 140 140 140 140 140 170 170 170 170 170 170 220 220 220 220 220 220 Leg Length mm 340 340 340 340 405 405 575 575 340 340 340 405 340 340 405 405 340 340 405 405 410 410 340 340 405 405 575 650 340 340 500 500 650 650 Bars / Box 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6

Notes: Dimensions shown in the above table are nominal. Heights and lengths may typically vary by one bar diameter. Maximum box length is 3m dependant upon weight.

RADIUSED EAZISTRIP Many of the units detailed in the brochure are available radiused. Please contact Ancon with your requirements.

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INSTALLATION
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Nail the Eazistrip to the formwork and pour the concrete.


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Strike the formwork to reveal the steel cover.

Remove the cover to expose the pre-bent bars.

Straighten the bars using the Eazistrip re-bending tool. Bars should be straightened only once.

The bars are now ready for lapping.

BAR STRAIGHTENING Eazistrip bars should always be straightened using the appropriate sized re-bending tool. This is a steel tube designed to fit over the bar, the internal diameter being marginally greater than the diameter of the bar. One end of the tube has a section cut away. This allows the re-bending process to be carried out in a smooth continuous action, the tube moving along the bar and around the bend as it is straightened. Scaffold tubes or similar must not be used to straighten bars. The process of straightening the reinforcement should not be carried out when the temperature of the bar is below 5C. Bars should be straightened only once.

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ON-SITE CUTTING
1

Identify the location of the intended cut.


2

Slide the protective cover from the box and remove the bars which pass over the cut location.
3

Cut through the steel casing using a disc cutter.


4

Replace the bars to face the opposite direction to their original position. Cut the cover to the same lengths as the steel casing and replace to protect the bars. The ends of the boxes must be sealed, using polystyrene blocks, to prevent the ingress of concrete
Note: Protective gloves should be worn when removing covers, straightening bars, cutting boxes and during general handling of Eazistrip.

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ENQUIRY/ORDER FORM Please photocopy this page and use it to detail your enquiry/order.
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Type H Hook (standard in 60mm and 80mm box)

Type 2H Double Hook (not available in 60mm and 80mm box)

Type RU U Bar

Type U U Bar

l b

Type S Straight Bar

Type S2 Double Straight Bar

Type SH Angle with leg in horizontal plane

Type RA Angle

h b b

l b c b

l b c b

Type RA1 Double Angle

Type RA2 Double Angle

Type RA3 Double Angle

Item

Qty

Box Width (1) (mm)

Bar Dia 10, 12, 16 (mm)

Stirrup Spacing (2) (mm)

Stirrup Type (see above)

Box Length (3) (mm)

Stirrup Width (4) b (mm)

Stirrup Height h (mm)

Anchoring Length l (mm)

Stirrup Width (5) c (mm)

Re-bending Tool

(1) Standard box widths 60, 80, 110, 140, 160, 190 and 240mm. (2) Variable stirrup spacing available. Standard spacing 150 and 200mm. (3) Box lengths up to 3000mm available in certain sizes dependant upon weight. Standard length 1250mm. (4) Stirrup width b is 20mm less than box width as standard. Special spacing for all types available on request. (5) For types RA1, RA2 and RA3, please state dimension c.
Note: Bars must be straightened using an Eazistrip re-bending tool. Do not straighten bars more than once.

Date Company Address

Order

Enquiry

Delivery Date Delivery Address

Town Town Contact Tel Fax Post Code Contact Tel Project

Post Code

Fax

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EAZISTRIP WATER STOP Where the potential for water ingress through the construction joint is a major concern, Eazistrip can be supplied with a Pentaflex hydrostatic seal. The seal is factory fitted inside and outside the box to provide double sided protection against water or moisture permeation along the joint face. As Pentaflex is a hydrostatic seal, it is not reliant on expansion, unlike hydrophilic type seals, and it provides a continuous elastic seal by means of the bond between the Pentaflex and the fresh concrete. Resistant to organic waste water, Pentaflex has been tested by the Hygiene-Institut, Geisenkirchen, Germany for use with potable water. A protective film on the Pentaflex prevents contamination by dust or dirt during storage, handling and installation. The film must be removed prior to concreting. When installing and abutting boxes, joints are achieved by pressing together a 50mm overlap of the Pentaflex material, to ensure continuous protection against water permeation.

OTHER ANCON PRODUCTS Tapered Thread Couplers Tapered thread couplers are designed to suit the majority of applications requiring the joining of reinforcing bars. Their compact design makes them ideal for use in confined situations where space is restricted or when loss of cover must be minimised. They are installed quickly and easily using a calibrated torque wrench. Bartec Parallel Thread Couplers Bartec parallel threaded couplers provide a cost effective coupler system best suited to large scale, high coupler volume projects. The bar ends are enlarged by cold forging and a parallel thread is cut on to the ends to suit the threaded coupler. Installation requires the use of a pipe or chain wrench. Bar X-L Parallel Thread Couplers The Bar X-L system is particularly appropriate for applications where fatigue is an issue. The ends of the bars to be joined are cut square and marginally enlarged. A parallel thread is then rolled on to the ends to suit the threaded sleeve. As with the Bartec coupler, installation is carried out using a pipe or chain wrench. MBT Mechanically Bolted Couplers MBT couplers offer a convenient means of joining bars without the need for bar end preparation to suit Bartec or tapered thread couplers. The bars are supported within the coupler on two serrated saddles and are locked in place by a series of special lockshear bolts. Bar rotation is not required. Shear Load Connectors Staifix DSD and ESD Shear Load Connectors are used to transfer shear across expansion and contraction joints in concrete. They are more effective at transferring load and allowing movement to take place than standard dowels, and can be used to eliminate double columns at structural movement joints in buildings. Channel and Bolt Fixings Ancon offers a wide range of channels and bolts in order to fix stainless steel masonry support, restraints and windposts to structural frames. Cast-in channels and expansion bolts are used for fixing to the edges of concrete floors and beams. A range of stainless steel set screws and self-drill self-tap screws are designed to fix to steel frames.

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BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 FM12226 The construction applications and details provided in this literature are indicative only. In every case, project working details should be entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced persons. Whilst every care has been exercised in the preparation of this document to ensure that any advice, recommendations or information is accurate, no liability or responsibility of any kind is accepted in respect of Ancon Building Products. With a policy of continuous product development Ancon Building Products reserves the right to modify product design and specification without due notice.

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