I was looking for a job and I saw a position for a rod buster.
- I had never heard of a rod buster, so I went on to look at the background requirements.
I study no further than that I needed a high university diploma and had to be fantastic in math. I thought this was perfect for me! When they asked if I had experience using PVC forming wire? I was flummoxed. I didn’t know what PVC forming wire was, or how it was used. I soon l acquired that iron rods reinforce, or stabilize, concrete structures. The rod buster shapes the iron rods and PVC forming wire for localement in the cement, then being a rod buster requires strength and dexterity and expertise of the more than 2 power tools used to complete the projects. I still didn’t know what PVC coated rebar was or what PVC forming wire was although I was pretty sure I was not qualified for this job. I asked if I could be an apprentice rod buster, and although the answer was yes, he said he needed an experienced rod buster for this job, but he said that if I didn’t understand the construction process and how rebar rods reinforce concrete foundation or framing, I wasn’t able to do the job. I needed to know how to order the regular number of PVC coated rebar rods and PVC forming wire. I needed to know how to split the rebar into pieces, wrap them into the PVC forming wire, and affix them to concrete forms. I guessed I was back to the want ads.