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Re: Simpsons SET Epoxy Anchor vs Titen HD Anchor

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On 7/29/06, Brian <bsh117(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Thanks Jim,

I will contact my Simpson's rep again and ask him that
question.  When I contacted them the first time, they
really weren't that much help.  All the rep could do
is reiterate the exact same information that was shown
in their load catalog.

I could be mistaken, but I was under the impression
that expansion anchors were not recommended in seismic
conditions.  Is that correct?  If so, where could I
find that information?  I was wondering if this same
condition might hold true for the Titen HD anchors.


--- Jim Getaz <jgetaz(--nospam--at)> wrote:

>             Brian,
>                         The last time I looked at
> Simpson's Titen bolts,
> Simpson said they were not to be used for more than
> about 30 days
> outdoors. I have called for Powers Wedge-Bolts
> outdoors.
>             Jim Getaz


The Simpson website has tons of tech info but you have to drill down a little bit to get to it.

here's the link to the ICC ES Report

the COLA Report is a letter & the ICC ES Report with some mods to it.

Based a  cursory read of the ICC report the only restrictions for the Titen HD are:  corrosive or outdoor enviroment use & fire resistive conditions.....IMO looks seismic is OK even tension (allowable loads are low)

The Simpson wedge anchor is ok for seismic (shear & tension) even though I prefer chemical anchors for seismic tension loads
(Table Note 2)