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Anchor Rod Failure

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Subject: Anchor Rod Failure
From: (n4si)
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 21:19:26 +0000
> Guess what?  The 5/8" rods are only good for 7300 lbs load, which
> doesn't make much sense if the catalog says you need three 6700#
> strength guys in each direction.
Yes, but you're tensioning at 10% of 6700# strength. That's three 
guys at 670# each (2010# total) load. Should be plenty of safety 
factor there.

The next size certainly won't hurt, but tension on the rods may not 
have been the cause of failure; just the catalyst.

73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

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