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What about welding (a straight one to the croocked one.) It it possible?

Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural)
Vancouver, B.C. 
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At 04:05 PM 5/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
>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.