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Are you putting in footings for this? If it were mine, I'd never mount them directly to the top of a concrete patio. Too much opportunity for movement and cracking. A little bit of wind goes a long way in transferring loads down to the bottom of those columns. Same deal with frost heaving. I've got a long gabled addition perpendicular off the back of my house, split into two spaces - an enclosed wet bar room up against the house and an open air patio at the far end of the addition. The two spaces share the same roof. Everything is set in footings.

I'm concerned that you wouldn't pass even the local code minimums with your suggested anchoring scheme.
 
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