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> From: Clint Strain <cstrain(--nospam--at)optimizedpf.com>
> To: Fountain Conner <fconner(--nospam--at)pcola.gulf.net>
> Subject: Re: Steel-Detail: Re: Erecting Steel Braced Frames with
BoltedConnections
> Date: Friday, June 25, 1999 8:54 AM
> 
> I have designed many communication towers that ranged from 100 ft to 1900
> ft tall and have always used 1/16" oversize on the bolt holes.  In some
> heavy structural cases where member mill tolerance is suspect and the
> member sizes are extremely heavy, I have taken an exception to the 1/16"
> and utilized 1/8" oversize.  Your problem is most likely a combination of
> base level, since the misalignment becomes exaggerated the higher you get
> if the base is not level, and fabrication tolerances.
> 
> Clint