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Re: L-shaped A490 Anchor Bolts

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Except I'm not sure the stress level at this location ever approaches the 
point where a fracture is initiated.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


On May 3, 2013, at 7:00 AM, Jim Getaz <jgetaz(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Bill,
> Tack welding is always bad form unless the tack is later incorporated
> into a full weld pass. Tack welds can be so small as to be the equivalent
> of an arc strike causing cracking. HTH, Jim Getaz
> Winchester, Virginia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
> Behalf Of Bill Polhemus Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 6:00 AM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] L-shaped A490 Anchor Bolts
> "Bad form" because...?
> The Gr 36 material is weldable as are the nuts. I'm always willing to
> entertain new ideas of course but in our jobs - petro/industrial - we 
> have a jillion anchor bolts. This is a cost effective solution.
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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