Measuring for anchor bolts


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Old 04-11-07, 03:01 PM
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Measuring for anchor bolts

Hi,

I am putting a 30X48 Miracle Steel building that will be riding on piers. I have a question about setting the anchor bolts.

The distance between the anchor bolts on corresponding piers is critical. How do I ensure that I have the measurements correct. Using a tape across 30 feet seems difficult with "sagging" etc.

Any recommendations ? There are four bolts at the foot of each truss.

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jon
 
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Old 04-11-07, 05:09 PM
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First, you make a plywood template of the base of each post, with holes for the bolts. Then you measure several times from several directions and secure the template (with bolts) in place. You do not use a regular tape, you use a steel surveyors tape that can be stretched flat or a laser range finder.
 
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Old 04-12-07, 06:48 PM
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Another trick is to double the plywood so that you will be able to tweak the bolts (since you will have an inch or so of bolt exposed). Just be sure that you double nut any bolts you beat on with a sledge. Use a good non-shrink grout to fill the space after the columns are set to grade.
 
 

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