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> From: 	Lynn Howard[SMTP:lhoward(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, October 29, 1997 3:41 PM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Re: Expansion Anchors in Masonry
> Burch, Daniel wrote:
> > Is anyone aware of an expansion anchor which has a current ICBO
> Report
> > which addresses a masonry application?  ITW used to in their 1992
> > version of Report #1372 but the 1997 version no longer addresses
> this
> > application.  I contacted the local ITW rep and he said that they
> did
> > not resubmit the masonry application on purpose.  Apparently they
> > figured no one else needed it (they ICBO approval) so why should
> they.
> > Our local code jurisdiction is taking the stance that there is no
> > product presently available with a current ICBO Report and therefore
> > they will not allow the application.
> >
> > Dan Burch
Lynn Howard wrote:
> Hilti Kwik Bolt II has values in their catalog for bolts in grouted
> filled
> block (ASTM C90, Grade N, type I).  However, I do not kind an ICBO
> report
> in the back of their manual for this application.
> It is surprising that a building official will not accept a building
> product unless it has an ICBO report.  That is a little harsh and
> unrealistic in my opinion.
> Lynn
It is in fact true that we have values for the Kwik Bolt II's in grout
filled block in our Technical Manual.  I like to remind people that an
ICBO Evaluation Report is just that; it is a report and not approval.
It does not cover anybody's backside or keep them from determining code
compliance.  Since nobody has an ICBO report, what are the options?

Chris Gill
Manager of Field Engineering
Hilti, Inc.