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I have not seen any exception to the rule. One possibility is to use 4 bolts, but space them closer together so you effectively (somewhat) have a pinned connection and still facilitate the constructability intent of the OSHA requirement.


Randall H. Collier, P.E.


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From: M. David Finley, P.E., P.A. [mailto:davidfinley(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 1:05 PM
To: Seaint(--nospam--at)Seaint.Org
Subject: OSHA Column Requirements


I have a small industrial support structure and I want to have pinned connections (that is, 2-bolt baseplates) in order to avoid transferring overturning moments to the foundations.  Does OSHA provide any exceptions to the 4-anchor bolt column requirement?

David Finley
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