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RE: Key-Hole Base Plate

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For what it's worth, my opinion:

NO WAY, JOSÈ! (with apologies to the Hispanic among us).

There are so many problems with this, I don't know where to begin.

If THIS works, why not just forget about the hole, and just half the base
plate, and spread the two halves, allowing the anchor bolts to fit snugly in
the slot? After all, it's welded to the column base, right?

Tell him "nice try, but let's do it like my drawings show it."

-----Original Message-----
From: Blomberg, Paul [mailto:Paul.Blomberg(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 10:01 AM
Cc: 'Thomas, Dan'
Subject: Key-Hole Base Plate

A local steel fabricator asked me my opinion of using a plasma cutter to cut
out base plates and base plate anchor bolt holes in a continuous operation
(without lifting/stopping the cutting process).