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RE: Torque vs. Tension in Bolts

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Interesting how we all have our preconceptions.

I was assuming he was talking about a steel connection (he mentions AISC).
You assume he's bolting wood together.

I wonder which is correct?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Martin [mailto:paul_martin(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 9:04 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Torque vs. Tension in Bolts
> Bolts installed through wood do not maintain the initial
> tension because of
> gradual compressing of the wood fibers and change in moisture content.