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Look into AISC 13th Table 2-6 (p. 2-42). 

Stainless steel fasteners increase of corrosion of the base metal:
"markedly" in galvanized steel, and "marginally" in the regular steel. 
Galvanized fasteners fare much better in both cases (although plating on the fastener is "rapidly" lost with regular steel).
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA

Thor Tandy wrote:
I don't have my materials bible to hand .


I have a connector system which is hot-dipped galvanized and I am proposing
to use stainless steel Hilti Kwik Bolts-TZ for connection to concrete.
Would I be better to use Carbon steel anchors instead?  Is there significant
galvanic action between stainless and the galvanizing?  What about between
carbon steel and galvanizing?




Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
Victoria, BC


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