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How does drop in anchors work

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Drop-in anchors are internally threaded concrete anchors, often installed overhead and flush with the surface of the concrete. These anchors are often used to support handrails, lighting fixtures, piping, and more.Drop-in anchors are very strong and can be used to secure very heavy items to the slab. Some types of anchors can be installed in concrete walls; however, this how-to guide will teach you how to install a drop in anchor in a concrete slab or foundation.

These drop-in anchors provide a permanent fixture, that can also be removed at any time.The anchor fits flush with or just below the surface of the substrate, leaving no protrusions when not in use and allowing work to be carried out on the immediate area.The anchors' internal thread facilitates the use of machine bolts and threaded studs of any length, thus removing restrictions on fixture thickness.The anchors are stainless steel for increased resistance to corrosion.

Installing the Concrete Drop-in Anchors can be completed in five easy steps. These anchors can be used when working with overhead hangers, handrail, machinery, shelving and light fixtures. They are best suited for light to heavy duty fastening purposes. Concrete Drop-in Anchors are available in 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" diameters and are available in standard zinc, 304 Stainless Steel, and 316 Stainless Steel to meet many construction needs. After installation, the fixture is removable because the Drop-in Anchor can be left in the concrete, but the threaded rod or bolt used can be unscrewed and removed. Simple step-by-step installation instructions for the Drop-in Anchor follow:

  • Drill a hole in the base material with a hammer drill and a correctly sized carbide drill bit for the diameter Drop-in anchor you are using. See our technical specifications page for the drill bit size required.

  • Clean out the hole of all debris.

  • Drop the anchor into the hole, slotted end first.

  • Insert the setting tool into the anchor and strike with a hammer until the lip of the setting tool meets the top of the anchor.

  • Set the fixture over the anchor and insert the properly sized threaded rod or machine threaded bolt through the fixture and into it.

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