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I use 1 1/2" grout, stiff enough to shove under plate with 2x lumber.  Tool
exposed surface to 45 degrees.
John P. Riley, PE, SE
Riley Engineering
20 Oakwood Drive, Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
Tel & Fax:  319-381-3949

> I am the Owner's engineer for a four storey steel
> framed school building. I need your input on the
> best construction method to place base plates on
> non-shrink grout.
> The contractor wants to place the non-shrink grout
> first then place the base plates.
> I think it should be that the base plates be fixed
> and leveled firtst and the grout injected afterwards.
> The only problem is how to make sure all the voids are
> filled with the grout.
> Thanks in advance.
> Alex C. Nacionales
> Civil Engineer