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Harold,

If shim plates are used, how much of the volume below
the base plate is taken up by them? Do they get buried
in the grout?

Rajendran

--- Harold Sprague <spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com> wrote:

> As a former iron worker, I do not like leveling
> nuts.  Most iron workers 
> will not use them even if you show them.  The
> preference is to use shims and 
> wedges and nuts with plate washers on the top of the
> base plate only.
> 
> That said, if you choose to use them, there is no
> justification in what the 
> plan checker is asking.  What he is trying to do is
> get the grout to take 
> all of the compression without loading the bolts in
> compression.  The answer 
> is so what if they do take a measure of compression.
>  It will not have a 
> major impact on the performance.
> 
> Regards,
> Harold Sprague
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >From: "John L. Smart" <smartj(--nospam--at)smartengineers.com>
> >Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >Subject: Leveling Nuts
> >Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:04:42 -0400
> >
> >I have a plan reviewer telling me that if I allow
> leveling nuts, I must
> >specify that the column be leveled, shimmed, then
> the leveling nuts backed
> >off before grouting. The erectors I have asked have
> never heard of this. 
> >Has
> >anyone else? I assume the point is to keep the
> column from sitting on the
> >bolts, but so what?
> >
> >
> >
> >John L. Smart
> >
> >Lindsey & Ritter, Inc.
> >
> >smartj(--nospam--at)smartengineers.com
> >
> >
> >
> 
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