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Re: [TowerTalk] RE: Installing Tower Bolts

To: "FireBrick" <>,"TowerTalk List" <>,"Terry Dunlap" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RE: Installing Tower Bolts
From: "Jim Lux" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 13:32:17 -0700
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From: "Terry Dunlap" <>
To: "FireBrick" <>; "TowerTalk List"
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RE: Installing Tower Bolts

> This brings up a question that I've had for a while.  It's always
> recommended that  the bolts get
> tied to the rebar in a new base installation but it seems to be accepted
> practice to retrofit an
> existing base for a different tower by using epoxy anchors.  These anchors
> aren't tied to the
> rebar in any way and would be the same as NOT tying bolts in a new
> pour.  Isn't this a
> contradiction or at least an inconsistency?
> 73 de Terry KK6T

The tieing isn't for structural purposes. It's just to hold the bolts in
place while the concrete is being poured into the forms.

You depend on the compressive strength of the concrete to transfer the
tension  loads to the rebar


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