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RE: BOLT- Epoxy Anchors

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There is good literature on epoxy anchor bolts.  Hilti is one of the
better choices.  The Army Corps of Engrs. performed some good studies on
epoxy anchor bolts out of their Vicksburg facility.  The critical
ingredient is obviously the epoxy.  Specify a moisture insensitive
epoxy.  Longevity should not be a problem.

Harold Sprague
Black & Veatch
From: rlewis(--nospam--at)
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject: BOLT- Epoxy Anchors
Date: Monday, October 20, 1997 1:24PM

I haven't seen much in the way of published literature on this subject
so I
want to pose the question to the list server.  I am considering using
anchor like Hilti's HVA Adhesive System anchors.  The Contractor on one
of my
projects missed one of the column anchor bolt location by about 9
Not much to do now except drill in new anchors.

My question concerns the longevity and proposed application of epoxy
 How long are they expected to last.  Specifically, my column is located
outside the building and wrapped in masonry.  It will be exposed to the
seasonal temperature variations of Dallas, TX.  Does normal seasonal
temperature variation affect the anchor bond?  Are there published
limitations to the use of epoxy anchors?

Richard Lewis, P.E.
Missionary TECH Team

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