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Job-built forming with snap ties and plywood

Job-built forming with plywood, 2×4 lumber, Snap Ties and Jahn-style brackets, is popular on many construction sites around the country. Though only a few components are required, sufficient time and labor are necessary to plan, mark, cut and drill the plywood.

Jahn-style Waler Brackets are the preferred choice of many concrete contractors. This bracket centers and captures the tie, while supporting a 2×4 waler across the top. An “ear” plate swivels to secure the assembly for concrete placement.

Snap ties are used for job-built forming with plywood

Short-end (SE) Snap Ties are used for single 2×4 waler setups. Long-end (LE) Snap Ties are used for waler/strongback combinations. Odd-end (OE) Snap Ties are used when forming with a single waler on one side and a waler/strongback combination on the other side. All Snap Ties are made to break back below the concrete wall surface.

When long-end ties are used, the Jahn-style Strongback Bracket is needed. This bracket captures the tie, horizontal 2×4 waler and vertical 2×4 strongbacks. An “ear” plate swivels to secure the assembly for concrete placement.

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