Talk:Anchor plate

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Photo[edit]

Hello ? can someone please put up a photo of an actual functioning brickwork tie plate? all these photos just show ornamental metal stars, not what this article needs. can one of you fine folks in georgetown, DC, Philadelphia, Richmond, baltimore, etc, please go out with a digital camera and get some nice photos for us? thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 13:37, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

What are people's thoughts in removing the photos of decorative "anchor plates" from the article? Specifically http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Real_Life_Barnstar.jpg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StarAnchor1.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StarAnchor2.jpg Rwalker (talk) 19:30, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Yep. The removed/decorative ones don't add much, and there are way too many images for the length of text. tedder (talk) 21:13, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Starlock[edit]

According to this the term "star washer" is used in the US and elsewhere to refer to a small metal fastener (also known as "push nut", "axle washer" and "push retainer", et al) and not to a building anchor plate. These are a product patented by Baker and Finnemore under the name "Starlock" (not the same as Starlock). The redirect to this page from "Star washer" seems inappropriate; a dab at least might make more sense. 81.155.229.83 (talk) 23:48, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Questions and suggestions[edit]

  • I think the second and third paragraphs can be reorganized a little bit. Some information like the material might be more important than others like the style, so maybe the material should be in front of the style, etc.
  • The definition part, Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, 4th edition says that anchor plate is "a square metal plate used as floor

tile in industrial plants". Can this definition also be added? But it seems this definition refers to another kind of anchor plate.

  • History of use and studies: this part should probably focus on anchor plate more instead of tie rod. I get that these two are inseparable, but maybe you can emphasize what kind of role anchor plate plays in the structure by just reorganizing the language.
  • I'm curious about the two studies. In the first one, is the anchor plate in the thin veneer used to stabilize the veneer, and the anchor plate with tie rod used to reinforce the structure of the building? So the function is different? In the second one, why would the advantage of having a wider plate decrease when the widths are greater than 100 mm? If it's not that relevant to this article or too complicated to explain, maybe it doesn't need to be added in this page. (talk)