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Re: AISC minimum number of bolts

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AISC commentary to J1.1 suggests using a minimum value and says
historically it has been 6 kips for ASD. I do see the 6 kips in the
specification any longer. I always like to use 2 bolts minimum.

Will

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 1:05 AM, Bill Allen <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net> wrote:
> I haven't done very much steel in a while, but is there still a requirement
>  that the minimum connection must handle 6k? That used to be 2-5/8" dia M.B.
>  But, that was in the last century.
>
>  Man, I'm feeling old.
>
>  T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
>  ALLEN DESIGNS
>  Consulting Structural Engineers
>
>
>
>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From: jatech(--nospam--at)telus.net [mailto:jatech(--nospam--at)telus.net]
>  > Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3:42 PM
>  > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>  > Subject: Re: AISC minimum number of bolts
>  >
>  > I'm not certain of an AISC requirement but the erector will want two
>  > holes, one
>  > for drifting.
>  >
>  > Dave
>  >
>  > Quoting Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)bbfm.com>:
>  >
>  > > I have a steel framed project with HSS wind girts.  I calced and drew
>  > > the girt to column connection with one bolt.  The steel detailer
>  > > mentioned that there is an AISC requirement for 2 bolts?  Does anyone
>  > > know if this exists and where it is located?  TIA
>  > >
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