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To secure the advantage of a continuous slab, it is very often required that a percentage of the slab bars, usually one-half, shall be turned up over each beam. Construction companies have different methods of bending and holding these bars in place; but the method shown in Fig. 178 will insure good results, as the slab bars are well supported by the two longitudinal bars which are wired to the tops of the stirrups. Fig. 179 shows the bending details of slab bars, the beams being spaced six feet center to center.
Fig. 178. Slab Bars.
Fig. 179. Bent Bars tor Slabs.