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NicoBearCub

02:55PM | 08/22/05
Member Since: 02/08/04
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I'm building a screen porch and the anchor bolts that were set in the concrete are out of alignment. I can adjust for most of them with the post bases I'm using (Simpson ABA44's), but two of them still have about 3/4 of an inch uncompensated for.

Any solutions? I'm thinking I'll have to drill out the bolts, or cut them off flush with the slab (how would I do that?) and then reset new ones, but are there any other alternatives?

Thanks for any tips!

Altereagle

10:12PM | 08/22/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
You got it, you'll have to cut them and epoxy in the new threaded rod in the correct location. I use the ABU's quite often but you can only get so much.

The 7" embedded 5/8 would handle just about anything an ABA could in my humble opinion, but as always check with an engineer or just call your local building dept. and ask them how deep they would like to see the rod. Or if so inclined look at the uplift for the ABA and match it to the epoxy & depth of rod for an equal or more strength on the simpson charts.

Don't worry if you use the correct embedment for the uplift the epoxy is stronger than the concrete. A sawz-all and metal blade make quick work of the existing bolt, and a hammer drill will eat through the concrete "like butta".

It happens sometimes, even when you double & triple check every once in a while one will get by you.

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NicoBearCub

04:17AM | 08/23/05
Member Since: 02/08/04
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Thanks for the confirmation/info. And yeah, I'm going with the 5/8 10" all threads set 7" deep.

Altereagle

08:31AM | 08/23/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
One thing that is very important, make sure you get all of the dust out of the hole. Use a brush & blow it out with a squeeze bulb or similar.

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