A flat rod prior to being imbedded in slot.
The wet epoxy is being poured into the slot
Top: The rod is being set into wet epoxy already poured in the slot.
Bottom: The rod is being “seated” in epoxy.
Pictured above is a rodding failure. The fabricator failed to remove the dust after cutting slots and used polyester to set the rods.
Rodding will help you and your customers; just make sure they know why you’re including it in their work. Is it right for you? Only you can decide, but as far as I am concerned, rodding is always right for me.