> There is no need and it is not recommended by American Concrete
(ACI) 318 design specifications for reinforced concrete to use hooked (J)
anchor rods in tension situations without reducing the tension capacity
significantly for hooked anchors on account of the crushing of the concrete
at the bend radius.
Interesting. I didn't know that. That's probably why they don't come
like that anymore.
You should do what UST does and put 2 big nuts on the concrete end and
voila! - a factory-esque anchor bolt. I don't think you have to weld them
in place - just tighten them up. They ain't going anywhere.
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