Drop in anchors are concrete fasteners that come in a v […]
Drop in anchors are concrete fasteners that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. They can be used for a number of applications, including suspending air conditioning ducts, plumbing pipes, and electrical cable trays. A drop in anchor's design is unique in that it allows for a relatively small drill hole, which makes installation easier. These anchors also offer a permanent fixture, which is beneficial in many applications.
A drop in anchor consists of an anchor body, a tubular expansion shield, and an expander plug. The expander plug is the part that pushes the anchor into the concrete. This process can be accomplished with the use of an appropriate setting tool. However, the anchor cannot be removed once it has been installed. It is designed for use in solid masonry and concrete materials. If you are installing this type of anchor, you should first clean the hole and fill in the fixing.
When you are installing a drop in anchor, you can choose between five different diameters: 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1-3/4". You can also order these anchors in stainless steel, which is an excellent choice. Another option is a heavy duty anchor, which is a popular choice for hanging pipe and machinery.
Before you begin installing a drop in anchor, make sure that you have the proper tools. For example, you will need a carbide drill bit that is specifically for drop in anchors, a wrench, and a hammer. Also, you will need a set of drill bits that are compatible with the internal thread of your drop in anchor.
You should always keep in mind that the strength of the anchor will depend on the size and depth of the hole. In addition, the psi of the concrete will affect the holding value of the anchor. Likewise, you should ensure that the metal in the anchor is smooth so that the anchor will be able to gain more surface area to contact the concrete.
Once you have selected the right drop in anchor, you will need to determine how much embedment is required in the concrete. There are various lengths and diameters available for every application. To ensure that you are using the right drop in anchor, you should first check the manufacturer's specifications.
Using the proper setting tool, you should set the anchor in the pre-drilled hole. This step is crucial. You must insert the setting tool into the bottom of the hole and then strike the lip of the tool with a hammer until the lip is firmly positioned on top of the anchor. Next, you should rotate the setting tool two turns to secure the anchor.
Once the anchor has been set, you will need to install a machine threaded bolt on the end of the anchor. After you have done this, you can secure the fixture you're installing over the anchor. Alternatively, you can use a U bolt or concrete screws.