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Adhesive Anchoring Installation Instructions

Technical and Installation Notes

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.

For Solid Base Materials

1A. Hole Preparation

Hole Preparation: Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead Applications (SET-XP®, AT-XP®, ET-HP®, AT and SET)
Drill hole to specified diameter and depth
1. Drill – Drill hole to specified diameter and depth.
Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air
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.
Clean with a nylon brush
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.
Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air
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.
Hole Preparation: Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead Applications (SET-3G™)
Drill hole to specified diameter and depth
1. Drill – Drill hole to specified diameter and depth.
Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air
2. Blow – Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 2 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.
Clean with a steel brush
3. Brush – Clean with a steel wire brush for a minimum of 2 cycles. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.
Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air
4. Blow – Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 2 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.

1B. Vacuum Dust Extraction System with Bosch® / Simpson Strong-Tie® DXS Hollow Carbide Drill Bit — Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead Applications

Drill hole to specified diameter and depth
1. Drill – Drill hole to specified diameter and depth using a Bosch / Simpson Strong-Tie DXS hollow carbide drill bit and vacuum dust extraction system.
Bosch /  Simpson Strong-Tie DXS drill bit used  with the vacuum dust extraction system.
Bosch / Simpson Strong-Tie DXS drill bit used with the vacuum dust extraction system.

2. Cartridge Preparation

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.
Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie nozzle to cartridge
3. Attach – Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie nozzle to cartridge. Do not modify nozzle.
Insert cartridge into dispensing tool
4. Insert – Insert cartridge into dispensing tool.
Dispense adhesive to the side until properly mixed
5. Dispense – Dispense adhesive to the side until properly mixed (uniform color).
Notes: Refer to Mixing Nozzles for proper mixing nozzle and Adhesive Dispensing Tools for dispensing tool part number. For bulk dispensing, check pail or drum label for detailed mixing and preparation instructions.

3A. Filling the Hole: Vertical Anchorage

Prepare the hole per instructions above, "1. Hole Preparation".

Dry and Damp Holes
Fill hole 1/2 - 2/3 full
1. Fill – Fill hole 1/2 - 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.
Threaded rod or rebar
Threaded rod or rebar
2. Insert – Insert clean, oil free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.
Do not disturb anchor
3. Do not disturb –Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)
Water Filled Holes
starting from bottom of hole
1. Fill – Fill hole completely full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent water pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.
Threaded rod or rebar
Threaded rod or rebar
2. Insert – Insert clean, oil-free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.
 Do not disturb anchor until fully cured
3. Do not disturb – Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)
Note: Steps 3A - 3D, nozzle extensions may be needed for deep holes.

3B. Filling the Hole – Horizontal and Overhead Anchorage

Prepare the hole per instructions above, "1. Hole Preparation".

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1. Attach the piston plug to one end of the flexible tubing (PPFT25).
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Cut tubing to the length needed for the application, mark tubing as noted below and attach other end of tubing to the mixing nozzle. If using a pneumatic dispensing tool, regulate air pressure to 80–100 psi.
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2. Insert the piston plug to the back of the drilled hole and dispense adhesive
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3. Fill the hole 1/2 to 2/3 full
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4. Install the appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie adhesive retaining cap.
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5. Place either threaded rod or rebar through the adhesive retaining cap and into adhesive-filled hole. Turn rod/rebar slowly until the insert bottoms out. Do not disturb until fully cured

3C. Filling the Hole – When Anchoring with Screens: For AT, SET-XP® and SET Adhesives

For Hollow Base Materials

Prepare the hole per instructions above, "1. 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.)

For Unreinforced Brick Masonry

1A. Hole Preparation — For Configurations A and C (Horizontal) and B (221/2° Downward) Installations with a Carbide-Tipped Drill Bit.

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1. Drill – Drill 1"-diameter hole to specified depth with a carbide-tipped drill bit, using rotation only mode. For Configurations A and C, drill 8" deep. For Configuration B, drill to within 1" of the opposite side of wall (minimum 13" deep).
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2. Blow – Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of four 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 four cycles. Brush MUST reach the bottom of the hole. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.
Remove Dust From Hole
4. Blow – Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of four seconds. Compressed air nozzle MUST reach the bottom of the hole.

1B. Hole Preparation — For using SET Adhesive Configurations A and C (Horizontal) and B (221/2° Downward) Installations with a Wet Diamond Core-Drill Bit.

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1. Drill – Drill hole to specified depth with 1"-diameter wet diamond core-drill bit. For Configurations A and C, drill 8" deep. For Configuration B, drill to within 1" of the opposite side of wall (minimum 13" deep).
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2. Flush – Flush out hole with pressurized water until water runs clear.
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3. Brush – Clean with a nylon brush (Simpson Strong-Tie part number ETB10) for a minimum of four brush strokes. Brush MUST reach the bottom of the hole. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.
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4. Flush – Flush out hole with pressurized water until water runs clear.
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5. Blow – Remove free standing water from hole with oil-free compressed air and blow out hole for a minimum of 30 seconds. Compressed air nozzle MUST reach the bottom of the hole.
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6. Brush – Clean with a nylon brush (Simpson Strong-Tie part number ETB10) for a minimum of four brush strokes. Brush MUST reach the bottom of the hole. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.
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7. Blow – Blow hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of four seconds. Compressed air nozzle MUST reach the bottom of the hole.

2. Cartridge Preparation

Reference above for cartridge preparation.

3A. Filling the Hole — For Configurations A (Horizontal) and B (221⁄2-Degree Downward) Installations.

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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.
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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.)
Note: Steel wire mesh screens may be used for Configurations A and B.

3B. Filling the Hole — For Configuration C (Horizontal Through-Bolt) Installation.

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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.
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2. Insert – Insert adhesive filled screen into hole.
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3. Insert – Insert steel sleeve (capped end first) slowly into screen tube (adhesive will displace).
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4. Cure – Allow adhesive to cure (see Cure Time Table 1).
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5. Drill – Drill through plastic plug in (inside) end of steel sleeve and completely through the wall with 5⁄8" carbide tipped concrete drill bit (rotation mode only).
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6. Insert. Insert 5⁄8" rod through hole and attach metal plate and nut.
Note: Steel wire mesh screens shall be used for Configuration C.