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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Kestner <jkestner(--nospam--at)>
To: Structural Engineers Association International <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 5:04 PM
Subject: Bolt Holes, Same Problem, Different Application

>Here is one that sounds like the same problem but for a different
>application. When bolting a continuous angle to a wall, fabricators in
>this area typically like the holes an 1/8" oversize. This diameter
>usually matches the drill bit size required by the anchor manufacturer
>to install the anchor. It obviously exceeds the 1/16" oversize
>requirement. What if it slips a 1/16" and then goes into bearing? Any
>Jim Kestner, P.E.
>Green Bay, Wi.

Just out of curiosity, wouldn't this be designed as a bearing-type
connection anyway?

John Goodman, P.E.
RKW Engineering
Rochester, NY