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Re: INSP - Special Inspection Epoxy Anchors

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Don't know if this helps, but there is a requirment to torque test 25% of
the installed anchors in Unreinforced Masonry OR (I think) to provide
continuous inspection of the installation. I know that Sandy can give the
best answer on this question.

Dennis Wish PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Stan Johnson <hawneng(--nospam--at)>
To: SEAOC Listserver <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, January 15, 1998 10:36 AM
Subject: INSP - Special Inspection Epoxy Anchors

>Pringle  ... Silva ... anybody?
>For wedge anchors and the like, I have seen
>special inspection criteria which use torque  on
>the nut to test the anchor.  I understand that
>this is generally justified because in these types
>of anchors, the ability of the anchor to resist
>forces is intimately connected to the amount of
>torque applied during installation.
>What about torque testing of epoxy anchor systems,
>Like Hilti's HY150 (we are trying to anchor stuff
>in Zone 4).
>Stan Johnson,  PE,  Sorry I haven't been active on
>the list lately, but I've been rather busy.