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ADHESIVE ANCHORING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Always check expiration date on product label. Do not use expired product.
Warning: When drilling and cleaning hole use eye and lung protection. When installing adhesive use eye and skin protection.

1. HOLE PREPARATION: Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead Applications

Notes:

Refer to Hole Cleaning Brushes for proper brush part number.

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1. Drill – Drill hole to specified diameter and depth.
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2. Blow – Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 4 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.
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3. Brush – Clean with a nylon brush for a minimum of 4 cycles. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.
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4. Blow – Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 4 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.

2. CARTRIDGE PREPARATION

Notes:

Refer to Mixing Nozzles for proper mixing nozzle and Adhesive Dispensing Tools for dispensing tool part number.

1. Check – Check expiration date on product label. Do not use expired product. Product is usable until end of printed expiration month.
2. Open – Open cartridge per package instructions.
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3. Attach – Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie® nozzle to cartridge. Do not modify nozzle.
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4. Insert – Insert cartridge into dispensing tool.
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5. Dispense – Dispense adhesive to the side until properly mixed (uniform color).
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Note: For bulk dispensing, check pail or drum label for detailed mixing and preparation instructions.

3. FILLING THE HOLE: Vertical Anchorage

Prepare the hole per instructions " Hole Preparation ".

Note: Nozzle extensions may be needed for deep holes.

Dry and Damp Holes:

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1. Fill – Fill hole 1/2 - 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.
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Threaded rod or rebar
2. Insert – Insert clean, oil free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.
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3. Do not disturb –Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

Water Filled Holes:

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1. Fill – Fill hole completely full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent water pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.
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Threaded rod or rebar
2. Insert – Insert clean, oil-free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.
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3. Do not disturb – Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

FILLING THE HOLE: Horizontal and Overhead Anchorage

Prepare the hole per instructions " Hole Preparation ".

Note: Nozzle extensions may be needed for deep holes.

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1. Install – Install Simpson Strong-Tie® ARC adhesive retaining cap. Refer to Adhesive Retaning Caps for proper ARC size.
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2. Fill – Fill hole 1/2 - 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.
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Threaded rod or rebar
3. Insert – Insert clean, oil-free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.
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Threaded rod or rebar
4. Do not disturb – Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

FILLING THE HOLE: When Anchoring with Screens: For AT, ET-HP, and SET Adhesives (except SET1.7KT)

Prepare the hole per instructions "Hole Preparation".

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1. Fill – Fill screen completely. Fill from the bottom of the screen and withdraw the nozzle as the screen fills to prevent air pockets. (Opti-Mesh® screens: Close integral cap after filling.)
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2. Insert – Insert adhesive filled screen into hole.
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3. Insert – Insert clean, oil free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the screen.
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4. Do not disturb – Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

FILLING THE HOLE: VGC Vinylester Glass Capsule (Hammer Capsule)

Prepare the hole per instructions " Hole Preparation".

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1. Insert – Insert the VGC capsule(s) to the bottom of the hole (either end first).
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2. Install – Install double nut to protect thread.
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3. Drive – Drive stud or rod to the bottom of the hole. Spinning of the stud or rod is not required.
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4. Do not disturb– Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for VGC.) VGC is not recommended for overhead applications.