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jack3425

09:25PM | 05/08/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
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My plumber cut a post tension cable when jack hammering my concrete slab to install new bathroom drain lines. I want to insure this cable is repaired properly. Anyone know the correct method ?

david_wv

02:49AM | 05/09/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
jack3425 - Do you have access to the ends of the cables? Are the cables grouted in or loose in conduit?

jack3425

01:27PM | 05/09/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
7 lifetime posts
The cable runs through a plastic protector. I assume there is access to the ends at the front and rear of the house.

david_wv

02:57AM | 05/10/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
The basic idea is simple. Slide out the broken cable, slide in the new cable, add nuts and washers to each end and tighten. The tough part is the details. You may have to break some concrete to get access to the ends of the cables. You have to find someone to sell one cable with nuts,etc. You have to find out the proper tension. Too low, it doesn't do anything. Too high you can crack the concrete. This may be a job where hiring a contractor is much easier if more expensive.

jack3425

06:28AM | 05/16/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
7 lifetime posts
Great suggestion. My plumber hired a post-tension cable repair contractor who replaced one half of the cable, used a special coupling at the cut point to secure the new and old cables together, then applied the proper pressure. A simple (for him) $300 repair.

TrentFuller

05:10PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
2 lifetime posts
My firm does this repair all the time. It requires special harware called a "splice-chuck."

Write me if you are interested

Trent Fuller

Owner / President

www.PROspectionsInc.com
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