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I recall from AISC edition 7 that the preferred method of tightening
structural bolts for bearing connections was the turn-of-nut method.

Looking at ASD and LRFD current editions, the method for bearing connections
is called snug tight.  I prefer the turn-of-nut method and wonder if this
requirement is an undue expense for the erector.  Does anyone have a feel
for the cost difference????

Thanks


Ron Hill, P.E.
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