> From: gordon & pam earp <earpgp(--nospam--at)email.msn.com>
> To: fconner(--nospam--at)pcola.gulf.net
> Subject: Botled vs Welded Diag.
> Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 10:08 PM
> Dear Sir,
> I can't answer all of your questions on how & why the holes
> you referenced got out of alignment, could be as simple as poor
> But to give you a little insight, my father, whom I work for,
> has been a structural engineer for 36 years. He was the Chief
> CSA (Civil, Structural, Architectural) Engineer for 21 years,
> and has been his own boss for the past 8. In doing both design
> and detail drawings for him, his "golden rule of diagonal bracing"
> has been, if not requested otherwise - WELD diagonals. He does
> this for two reasons:
> 1 - Ease of detailing, fabrication, & erection.
> 2 - Too many times he has gone back in plants that had bolted
> in diagonals - only to see them removed to add, or change machinery.
> Seems they just got in the way. So his thoughts were that it is
> harder to unweld than to unbolt.
> Hope this helps.
> Gordon Earp