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We start resembling lawyers looking for loopholes.  From the structural standpoint, the thru bolts in pullout are essentially the same thing as the cast-in bolts.  
So, I will not be surprised to see them included in the next edition or some errata.
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 14:08
Subject: RE: ACI 318 Appendix D

In our office, we through-bolt all our concrete anchors and avoid Appendix D entirely.


One engineer in our office has a detail where he attaches the heads of his anchor bolts to chains which are in turn fastened to large chunks of Iron dropped in the bottom of the concrete pour, all to avoid Appendix D.


"We don't need no stinkin' Appendix D".


From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:26 PM
To: Seaint
Subject: ACI 318 Appendix D


O.K., I've beaten my head against the wall long enough. I've decided that a post-installed anchor won't work in tension for anything I design.


I feel better now.



T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


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