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Where does AISC discuss mixing welds and bolts in the same connections?

Brian Stanley, P.E.
Baltimore, Md

-----Original Message-----
From: Kestner, James W. [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:04 PM
Subject: Mixing Bolt Diameters

I am reviewing some shop drawings right now where the fabricator's engineer has designed some end plate connections with a combination of 1" and 1 1/4" diameter bolts. Even though all those bolts are slip critical, I don't like mixing bolt sizes.

Does AISC have any requirements with regard to mixing bolt sizes in the same connection? I know there are restrictions about mixing bearing, slip critical and welds in the same connection but what about different sizes?

Jim K.

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