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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:19 pm 
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FYI :cyclops:

Don't place bolts near or next to cracks (even small ones).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:46 pm 
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Or use electroplated mild steel bolts for that matter


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5” (127mm) from old bolt
6” (153mm) from fracture
200mm away from an edge
Rap anchors/ Lower-off's: 200-300mm apart,


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Thanks Cormac.
Was just going to comment that the crack could have been caused whilst drilling or whilst hammering the bolt into place.

Pierre: Why do you think a softer/different bolt would make a difference?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:39 am 
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I think he was continuing on the "Don't......"


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:27 am 
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I mean
Also, don't use electroplated mild steel bolts for that matter


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:43 am 
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Xenomorph wrote:
5” (127mm) from old bolt
6” (153mm) from fracture
200mm away from an edge
Rap anchors/ Lower-off's: 200-300mm apart,


Are these specs for expansion bolts only, or glue-ins too?

I have a nearby (non-RSA) route with lower-offs of dubious quality slap-bang in the middle of the only decent placements. Struggling to figure out how to re-bolt with good glue-ins without going too close to edges, fractures or existing expansion bolts.


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emile wrote:
I think he was continuing on the "Don't......"


Got it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Justin wrote:
Was just going to comment that the crack could have been caused whilst drilling or whilst hammering


Smaller ones maybe but the main crack (running diagonally on the left) looks like it was there for a while. How old is the bolt?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:51 pm 
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For sure, the main crack running down left has been there for a long time.
The bolt was placed in 2002.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:26 pm 
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Rule of thumb based on the Fischer handbook is bolt >1.5x anchor depth away from edges and cracks. When rebolting routes we are often constrained with old bolts, so usually try and keep it >1.0x anchor depth away from old bolts.

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