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Using Fiberglass Rebar

HI, I was wondering if anyone has knowledge on using fiberglass rebar in the walls of an ICF house? I am interested in this as it would lower the electrical and magnetic conductivity. I am sensitive to EMF's . Here is one such product. http://www.fiberglassrebar.com/why_composites.htm

Asked by Kami Kline
Posted Dec 18, 2012 10:59 AM ET


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I can't speak to the fiberglass rebar product, but I wanted to point out that if your goal is to minimize EMF in your home, then having metal in the walls is a GOOD thing. The EMF will tend follow the conductor, rather than passing through the interior space of the house - this is the principle behind a Faraday cage.
Consider using steel rebar, and a metal roof!

Answered by Brent Eubanks
Posted Dec 18, 2012 1:28 PM ET


That is very interesting. I will have to research Faraday cage. Do you have any recommendations on metal roofs? Thank you.

Answered by Kami Kline
Posted Dec 18, 2012 1:59 PM ET


Don't worry, your days are very numbered. Less than a week to go.

Answered by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Posted Dec 18, 2012 10:54 PM ET


AJ -- You made me chuckle!

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Dec 19, 2012 8:10 AM ET


Very funny, I am more concerned about EMF's I think I will start a new post that asks that question. Thank you

Answered by Kami Kline
Posted Dec 19, 2012 10:14 AM ET

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