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Q: What is a field fix solution for bent or out of plumb anchor rods?
A: Care should be taken when setting anchor rods to ensure they are plumb. If the rods are not properly secured in the template, or if there is reinforcing steel interference, the rods may end up at an angle to the vertical that will not allow the base plate to fit over the rods.
Rods can also be damaged in the field by construction equipment and construction operations. Anchor rod locations should be clearly flagged so that they are visible to equipment operators working in the area.
Bending of high tensile class anchor rods (e.g. Property Class 8.8) is likely to result in micro-cracks that could lead to premature failures of the anchor rod . Therefore repair by bending of high tensile anchor rods is not permitted. Possible field fixes for bent or out of plumb high tensile anchor include:
 Fernando, S., Specification Of Threaded Bar in Structural Applications, Australian Steel Institute, 2014
 Fisher, J., Kloiber, L., AISC Design Guide 1: Base Plate and Anchor Rod Design Second Edition, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2010