FAQS

What are some of the benefits of the KODI KLIP® Rebar Fastening System?

The KODI KLIP® Rebar Fastening System saves time, reduces labor costs, and eliminates racking. It gives a consistent four-point connection and is easy-to-learn, even by unskilled workers. The System also reduces potential injury to wrists, elbows, shoulders and backs, and from cuts/abrasions as well as burns or flash injuries from welding. Further, the KODI System is 10-times faster than manual rebar tying and 2- to 3-times faster than automatic rebar tying tools.

Can the K-KLIP connect different size bars, smaller over larger, larger over smaller?

Yes, a K-KLIP is available for the smaller bar over the larger bar in any combination of #3 to #6 rebar (10mm to 20mm), and currently the larger bar over the smaller bar in #5 over #4 rebar (16mm to 12mm).

Can rebar cages or mats assembled with K-KLIPS be moved by crane or forklift?

Rebar cages and mats can be moved by either crane or forklift. It is best to make connections to the lower bar of the cage or mat and to place forks below the lower bar of the cage or mat when lifting the assembled mat or cage.

Is the use of K- KLIPS approved in my state by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or Building Departments?

With regard to State DOTs, check the State Codes & Specifications page on our website for the list of States that have approved KODI KLIP. Most building department codes read that reinforcing steel must be held in place so as not to dislodge during the placing of concrete. It is up to the contractor to determine the method of securing the reinforcing steel. We recommend the contractor check with the building department or their inspector to be sure they are familiar with the KODI KLIP® System prior to the use of K-KLIPS for the first time.

Is it possible to drive a loaded concrete truck or power screed over a connected rebar mat on-grade without dislodging the K-KLIP?

Yes, rebar mats connected with K-KLIP can be driven over while on-grade prior to being bricked up or lifted into position for placing of concrete.

Can bars be climbed after being connected with K- KLIP in a vertical application?

It is not safe to climb reinforcing steel mats connected with tie wire, K-KLIPs, or weld.

Can assembled rebar mats be flown with the use of a crane?

Properly rigged, assembled rebar mats can and have been moved into position with the use of a crane.

Does the plastic K- KLIP absorb water from the concrete and cause weakness in a concrete structure?

Tests completed by AMEC GEOTECHNICAL AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LABORATORY, Nashville, TN, determined that no water is absorbed by the K-KLIP and therefore will not cause this potential weakness in the concrete.

Will there be voids in the concrete around a rebar connection made with K-KLIPS after the concrete is placed?

Tests completed by AMEC GEOTECHNICAL AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LABORATORY, Nashville, TN, confirmed that no voids exist in the concrete where K-KLIPS are used to connect reinforcing steel.

What is the portability of the System? Is it necessary for the KLIPPER GUN to always be connected to a compressor with an air hose?

The KLIPPER GUN is an air powered tool requiring compressed air from a plant or job site compressor, or from an air storage bottle or tank such as the TURANAIR® High Pressure T-FORCE™ Portable WORK BOTTLE™ System.

What effect if any, do extreme temperatures have on the K-KLIP?

Extreme temperatures have little effect on Polycarbonate. The K-KLIP retains high stiffness, hardness and resists impact across a range of temperatures from -40° F to 240° F (-4.4°C to 116° C).

What is the cost of the K-KLIP?

The cost per K-KLIP varies depending on size due to the amount of the very special polycarbonate resin required to produce the K-KLIP. The approximate cost of a K-KLIP to connect #4 (12mm) rebar is 10 cents.

Does the KLIPPER GUN require a large volume of air (CFM / LPM) to operate?

The KLIPPER GUN requires only a small volume of air (3 CFM / 85 LPM at 85 PSI / 5.9 Bar).

Is there a portable air system available to operate the KLIPPER GUN?

Yes. Visit our website for information on the DOT Approved TURANAIR® High Pressure T-FORCE™ Portable WORK BOTTLE™ System with dual-stage regulator, hoses and KOMPTEC® High Pressure Portable Compressors.

Can the WORK BOTTLE™ System be filled with a small air compressor?

Filling portable air bottles requires a 3-Stage High Pressure Compressor.

Are there any maintenance issues with the KLIPPER GUN? If so, what are they?

The usual issues are worn springs or O-rings, or loose screws, and can be remedied with proper maintenance which includes supplying a filtered, regulated, and lubricated air supply at the correct air pressure.

What is required to properly maintain the KLIPPER GUN?

Placing a few drops of approved pneumatic tool oil into the air connection fitting at the beginning of each day and again every 2-hrs if the Tool is running continuously. Checking the Tool for loose connecting screws daily will also help to prevent malfunctions.

What might be the usual cost of a Tool repair?

There is a flat rate $31.50 fee to assess the damage; average repair cost depends on the condition of the Tool and the parts required. If the Tool is deemed unrepairable, the fee will be credited towards the purchase of a new Tool. The majority of the parts required for repair are a direct result of Tool misuse or abuse, for example, using the Tool to knock rebar.

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