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RE: Anchorage to concrete pavers

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Consider Tapcons for this small of a load.  If this in an area of potential 
 freeze thaw, seal the hole to prevent water from entering the hole.

Regards, Harold Sprague

> Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:38:52 -0800
> From: dmorris(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Anchorage to concrete pavers
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> I have a small mechanical unit anchorage project. It is an outside
> condenser standing on 1 1/4" concrete pavers that extend from wall curb
> to wall curb. At each anchor, the uplift forces are less than 5# and the
> shear is less than 20#. The weight of a paver is enough to keep the
> condenser down and the pavers can transfer the lateral force through
> bearing to the wall curb. Can anyone recommend a small screw that is
> applicable? I will have the holes pre-drilled to minimize the
> possibility of splitting the pavers.
> Plan B is to cast concrete pavers that have the same horizontal
> dimensions so they can slip in under the legs but are thicker.
> --
> *Drew Morris, PE*| /Project Engineer/
> BBFM Engineers, Inc. <>

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