Torque on post base nuts

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Old 05-30-15, 03:51 PM
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Torque on post base nuts

Does anyone know what the torque should be on nuts on threaded rods embedded in concrete with Simpson SET-XP, holding down structural post bases. Not finding this info in the instructions.
 
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At the bottom of the page, I believe is what you are looking for. SET-XP® Structural Epoxy-Tie Anchoring Adhesive - Anchor Systems ~ Simpson Strong-Tie
 
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The little table at the bottom. Thanks!
 
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Old 05-30-15, 10:09 PM
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Don't forget to thoroughly clean the holes, and properly dry them, before pumping in the epoxy. I've lost count of the number of failed installations I've inspected, usually the result of cured epoxy glued to drilling dust lining the holes. Also, most manufacturers want the hole diameter to be only 1/8" larger than the anchor bolt diameter--check the installation instructions furnished with your product.
 
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Gotcha. Thanks! I think the max torque was the only thing I couldn't find.
 
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BTW I also have some rotting posts on a carport. The post base anchors seem to have been embedded in some kind of filler. In other words the anchors seem to have been embedded some material that was poured into a square hole, not in the pad itself when the concrete was poured. Is this some older method? What is this material and can I drill a hole and epoxy a threaded rod into it for the new post bases?
 
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