Bolts embedded in unreinforced masonry walls shall be tested using a torque-calibrated wrench to the following minimum torques:
1/2-inch-diameter (13 mm) bolts—40 foot pounds (54.2 N • m)
5/8-inch-diameter (16 mm) bolts—50 foot pounds (67.8 N • m)
3/4-inch-diameter (19 mm) bolts—60 foot pounds (81.3 N • m)
This section is applicable when it is desired to use tension or shear values for anchors greater than those permitted by Table A-1-E of the Uniform Code for Building Conservation (California Existing Building Code). The direct-tension test procedure set forth in Section 21.702 for existing anchors may be used to determine the allowable tension values for new embedded or through bolts, except that no preload is required. Bolts shall be installed in the same manner and using the same materials as will be used in the actual construction. A minimum of five tests for each bolt size and type shall be performed for each class of masonry in which they are proposed to be used. The allowable tension values for such anchors shall be the lesser of the average ultimate load divided by a factor of safety of 5.0 or the average load of which 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) elongation occurs for each size and type of bolt and class of masonry.
Shear bolts may be similarly prequalified. The test procedure shall comply with ASTM E 488-90 or another approved procedure.
The allowable values determined in this manner may exceed those set forth in Table A-1-E of the Uniform Code for Building Conservation (California Existing Building Code).