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All of the structural bolts on a project were stored in one location on
the site. During a lift some construction materials fell on the storage
area and broke open the pallet of bolt kegs.  

Not sure what quantities are standard bolts (A325, A490) compared to
twist-off type (F1852).  I've read and re-read the commentary in section
2.2 of the structural joint Specification.  We aren't the designer for
the project, but are trying to respond to the contractors request for a
supply of all new bolts.

Can standard A325 and A490 bolts be cleaned and lubricated by the
fabricator or erector?  Will manufacturers of twist-off bolts
"re-lubricate" open containers?  



Matthew R. Steiner, P.E., S.E. 
Senior Project Engineer 
Thornton Tomasetti 	
2415 Campus Drive, Suite 110 
Irvine, CA  92612 
T 949.271.3300  F 949.271.3301   
MSteiner(--nospam--at)ThorntonTomasetti.com 


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