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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-3G™ for anchor installation)
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 two seconds. Compressed air nozzle must 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.
Hole Preparation: Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead Applications (SET-XP®, AT-XP®, ET-HP® and SET-3G only for post-installed rebar connections)
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.

1B. Hole Preparation 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.
2. Open — Open cartridge per package instructions.
Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie nozzle to cartridge
3. Attach — Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie nozzle and extension 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.)
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”.

Attach the piston plug to one end of the flexible tubing
1. Attach the piston plug to one end of the flexible tubing (PPFT25).
Cut tubing to the length needed for the application
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
Note: As adhesive is dispensed into the drilled hole, the piston plug will slowly displace out of the hole due to back pressure, preventing air gaps.
Install the appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie adhesive retaining cap
4. Install the appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie adhesive retaining cap.
Place either threaded rod or rebar through the adhesive retaining cap
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 SET-3G™, SET-XP® and AT-XP® Adhesives

For Hollow Base Materials

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. (Close integral cap after filling.)
Insert adhesive-filled screen into hole
2. Insert — Insert adhesive-filled screen into hole.
Insert clean, oil-free anchor
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.)

For Unreinforced Brick Masonry

1A. Hole Preparation — For Configurations A (Horizontal) and B (22 1/2° Downward) Installations with a Carbide-Tipped Drill Bit.

Drill 1 inch diameter hole to specified depth
1. Drill — Drill 1"–diameter hole to specified depth with a carbide-tipped drill bit, using rotation only mode. For Configurations A, drill 8" deep. For Configuration B, drill to within 1" of the opposite side of wall (minimum 13" deep).
Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air
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.
Clean with a nylon brush for a minimum of four cycles
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 4 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 (22 1⁄2°-Degree Downward) Installations.

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.
Insert adhesive filled screen into hole
2. Insert — Insert adhesive filled screen into hole.
Insert clean, oil-free anchor
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.)
Note: Steel wire mesh screens may be used for Configurations A and B.