Discover the use-cases, diameter, weight and more for this size of rebar.

#5 rebar is commonly used in concrete construction for various applications where stronger reinforcement is required. Some typical uses include:

**Structural Beams and Columns:**Used to reinforce structural beams, columns, and other load-bearing elements in buildings, bridges, and other structures to enhance strength and resistance to bending.**Foundation Slabs:**Employed in the construction of foundation slabs for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to provide structural support and stability.**Retaining Walls:**Utilized in the construction of retaining walls to strengthen the structure and prevent soil erosion or collapse, especially in larger and taller walls.**Parking Structures:**Used in the construction of parking garages and parking lots to reinforce concrete floors, ramps, and decks subjected to heavy vehicle loads.**Bridge Decks:**Incorporated into bridge decks and highway structures to reinforce the concrete and ensure durability and longevity under heavy traffic loads.**Water and Wastewater Structures:**Employed in the construction of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment facilities, and storage tanks to provide reinforcement in concrete structures subjected to environmental conditions and water pressure.**High-Rise Buildings:**Used in the construction of high-rise buildings to reinforce concrete elements such as shear walls, cores, and slabs to withstand vertical and lateral loads.

Overall, #5 rebar is suitable for a wide range of construction projects requiring stronger reinforcement in concrete structures subjected to heavy loads and structural demands.

A #5 rebar (rebar size 5) has the following specifications:

**Diameter:**5/8 inch (or 0.625 inches)**Metric Equivalent Diameter:**15.875 mm

The number "5" in #5 rebar means it is 5/8 inch in diameter. This sizing convention allows for easy identification of the rebar size based on its number designation.

To determine the weight of #5 rebar per foot, you can refer to standard industry weights for rebar sizes:

**Diameter:**5/8 inch (or 0.625 inches)******Weight:**1.043 pounds per foot, or 1.556 kilograms per meter

This means that if you have a length of #5 rebar, you can calculate its weight by multiplying the length in feet by 1.043 pounds per foot.

**An Example**

For a 10-foot length of #3 rebar:

**Weight = 10 feet × 1.043 pounds per foot = 10.43 pounds**

This weight calculation is helpful for estimating the total weight of rebar needed for a project or for making sure you’re compliant with structural design specifications.

In short:you would get approximately 48 pieces of 20-foot #5 rebar in a ton.

To determine how many you get in a ton, you need to know the weight of one. Here is a step-by-step process to make this calculation:

**Determine the Weight**: #5 rebar has a diameter of 5/8 inch (0.625 inches). The weight per linear foot is typically 1.043 pounds.**Calculate the Number of Linear Feet in a Ton**: 2000 pounds / 1.043 pounds per foot ≈958.77 feet******Determine the Length of Each Rebar**: If you need the number of individual rebar pieces, you need to know the length of each piece.

For example, if each rebar is 20 feet long:****

**Calculate the Number of Rebar Pieces in a Ton**: Linear Feet per Ton / Length of Each Rebar (in feet)

For a 20-foot rebar:

**958.77 feet / 20 feet ≈47.94 rebars**

So, in a ton of #5 rebar, you would get approximately 48 pieces at 20 feet each.

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