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Jake, it is special wood 6" thick pressure treated, 8" conc. slab will be poured over. It can't move.

From: "Jake Watson" <jwatson(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Wood blocks
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 09:41:46 -0600

I'm not sure you can rely on the wood to carry the load.  IIRC, there is a
fire rating issue with supporting steel on wood.  Can you design the anchor
bolts to support the column?  Treat them as mini columns under the base
plate.  Other than that, you need to check the wood bearing stress.  Either
parallel or perpendicular to grain, depending on how you are loading it.

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT
  -----Original Message-----
  From: John Nader [mailto:johnenader(--nospam--at)]
  Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 6:11 AM
  To: seaint(--nospam--at)
  Subject: Wood blocks

I am working on a Freezer warehouse. We are required to place a piece of
wood between the steel column's base plate and the footing.  The anchor
bolts will pass thru it.  I am not sure on how to size this wood blocks
pieces.  I am thinking 2" larger than the base plate.  This block will pass
the load from the plate to the footing and can take the compresion load.

  Thanks in advance for you input.


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