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Persactly. (Well...but I think the limit is 8").

There does exist the A449 standard, which is in essence the same material 
as A325 but without the restrictions thereof.

However, again it's a MATERIAL standard.

The nice thing about F1554 is, it's everything you need to spec and ANCHOR 
ROD, material and everything else. Even tells you the recommended nuts to 

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


On May 4, 2013, at 5:23 PM, nma <nma(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> It was my understanding that you couldn't buy A325's over 6".  Always 
> look closer at the engineer who calls out A325 anchor bolts. 
> Neil
> On 5/4/2013 2:42 PM, Drew Morris wrote:
>> I believe it was AISC that started to use the term anchor rods versus 
>> anchor bolts.  Their reasoning was that the anchor rods are not really 
>> bolts and come in L-shaped, headed or threaded rod with washer/dbl nuts. 
>> The other reason was that engineers were still going out A325 and A490 
>> for anchor rods.  F1554 was introduced and had similar strengths to A325 
>> and A490 and was to be used. On 5/4/2013 4:20 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and 
>> Assoc. wrote: 
>>> For what it is worth, up here (the great white north) we engineers have 
>>> been told to use the term Anchor Rods in lieu of anchor bolts to try to 
>>> steer away from the impression that anchor bolts are the same as high 
>>> strength bolts. Is that not the case in the states? Gary On 2013/05/02 
>>> 7:27 PM, David Topete wrote: 
>>>> Bill,
>>>> For what it's worth, I didn't see or read any negative connatations in 
>>>> your inital reply.  Yes, you have been known to be "snarky" in the 

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