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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

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.
Notes: Refer to Hole Cleaning Brushes for proper brush part number.

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: Nozzle extensions may be needed for deep holes.

3B. Filling the Hole – Piston Plug Delivery System

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

Attach the piston plug 1. Attach the piston plug to one end of the flexible tubing (PPFT25)
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
Insert the piston plug
2. Insert the piston plug to the back of the drilled hole and dispense adhesive
Fill the hole 1/2 to 2/3 full
3. Fill the hole 1/2 to 2/3 full
Install the appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie
4. Install the appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie adhesive retaining cap
Place either threaded rod
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
Note: Nozzle extensions may be needed for deep holes.

3C. Filling the Hole: Horizontal and Overhead Anchorage

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

Install Simpson Strong-Tie ARC adhesive retaining cap
1. Install – Install Simpson Strong-Tie ARC adhesive retaining cap. Refer to Adhesive Retaning Caps for proper ARC size.
Fill hole 1/2 - 2/3 full
2. 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
3. Insert – Insert clean, oil-free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.
Threaded rod or rebar
Threaded rod or rebar
4. Do not disturb – Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)
Note: Nozzle extensions may be needed for deep holes.

3D. Filling the Hole: When Anchoring with Screens: For AT, ET-HP, and SET Adhesives (except SET1.7KT)

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

Fill screen completely
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.)
Insert adhesive filled screen into hole
2. Insert – Insert adhesive filled screen into hole.
Insert clean, oil free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the screen
3. Insert – Insert clean, oil free anchor, turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the screen.
Do not disturb anchor until fully cured
4. Do not disturb – Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)