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Re: Wedge Anchors vs. Epoxy Rods

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Back in the days when I did, what was then OSA projects, it was my
understanding that epoxy anchors were not allowed because they did not have
OSA approved values concurrent with a potential fire. I rarely specify a
wedge anchor.
Regards,
Jeff Smith
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>Is there anyone on the list using wedge
>anchors for seismic loads?
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>All I know is that I don't use them because they are no good for tension
>applications, and the torque required to install them correctly will crush
a
>wood sill plate.  Anyone have any good uses for these little beauties that
>contractors love?  How about horror stories?
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>>Hope to hear from you
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>>Paul McEntee
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>My office uses epoxy rods for seismic loads in almost all situations. Only
>where seismic loads (tension) are relatively small and we have embedment
>restrictions (such as the thickness of existing slab), we opt for wedge
>anchors. Where vibration is an important design element (machinery, etc),
we
>avoid wedge anchors altogether.
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>Neno Grguric
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