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This leads into a question that I ask every time the topic comes up:

Does anybody have any first hand knowledge or are they aware of a 
documented failure that was initiated at the anchors? Harold previously 
described, as an example, a pressurised vessel that relied on substantial 
and sustained tension in the anchors. However, for more conventional 
stick-frame structures, has anybody ever observed a failure due to pullout 
of bent rods? I would even accept a research report on bent anchor 

I like the one about the offset CG. That gives credibility to the installer
who swears the anchors were straight when they left for lunch.


Paul Ransom, P.Eng.

> From: Jim Getaz <jgetaz(--nospam--at)>
> Note that despite the sketch on ACI Appendix D, people frown on
> anchor rods these days. Something about them being able to pull out 
> around

> the bend.

> From: "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>

> The biggest problem is their cg causes them to lean off vertical unless
> they're tied firmly in place. Tacking a nut at the bottom of a straight
> eliminates that.
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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