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Yes, I considered the HIT HY20 anchors in ungrouted block, but they have
much less strength than the HIT HY150 anchors in grouted block. It is a cost
trade-off between many more anchors at close spacing in ungrouted block vs
widely spaced anchors with the requirement to grout the cells first. I'm in
a change order situation and am already having to pay for extra anchors not
properly shown on the drawings (stainless steel required due to corrosive
conditions). But I may be able to argue that the ungrouted block should have
been either grouted block or solid block. 

William C. Sherman, PE
(Bill Sherman)
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tripp Howard [mailto:tripphoward(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 8:18 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Grouted masonry questions 


You may already be aware of this but Hilti has an adhesive anchor product,
HIT HY 20 that can be used with screen tubes to anchor to hollow brick,
block or tile.

Hope that helps.

Tommy A. "Tripp" Howard, P.E.

"Sherman, William" <ShermanWC(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Two questions related to grouted concrete masonry units:

1. If I want to use a drilled-in adhesive anchor to attach to in-place
hollow concrete masonry units, is it practical to drill a hole into the open
cells and pump grout into them, in order to obtain a solid material to
anchor to? 

2. If a new masonry wall is to be constructed below an in-place concrete
frame, is there any practical way to construct a reinforced bond beam
directly below the concrete beam? 

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