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RE: Crooked Anchor Bolts

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We have previously had field problems where due to carelessness the 
anchor bolts were stepped on or kicked before the concrete hardened. 
 We instructed them to bend the rods into position.  If this did not 
work we told them to drill and grout in new rods.

From:  Brent Koch[SMTP:brentk(--nospam--at)]
Sent:  Monday, May 11, 1998 12:06 PM
To:  seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject:  Crooked Anchor Bolts

I have this current condition at a jobsite:

We are using 1-3/8" diameter A449 anchor bolts to connect several 
mansard to a parking garage. A bolted connection is used along six 
ramp bays
where our panels are bolted down directly to the tops of the columns 
constant elevation. (The roof slab is continually changing elevation 
these bays.) Here, pairs of anchor bolts extend vertically about 3 ft 
out of
the column and will pass through (2)3-1/4" dia. sleeves in the 
precast. The
sleeve is eventually grouted and mechanical anchorage is provide by a 
and nut at the end of the rod.

The general contractor has not placed the rods plumb coming out of 
columns. We need the rods plumb to facilitate installation and to 
proper alignment of the panel once the panel is landed.

Is it possible to heat this type steel, not in excess of 1200 deg F, 
straighten the rods?

Comments and references appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Brent Koch, P.E.