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Old 09-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #21
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Last time I bought one they were about $40. I got over zealous and blew it right through the block and lost it down the wall. That was about 14 years ago and I got sticker shock as well.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:34 PM   #22
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I never have. I was speaking about equipment and racking attached to block walls.
I haven't seen any cinder block roofs. If its solid, I'll use a wedge, kwikbolt, stud anchor whatever you want to call them or drop-in, flush shell or any other name they're called.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #23
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Have not used a lead anchor in 30 + years. I use wedge anchors, single or double machine anchor.
Any anchor that is not bottom bearing or a anchor that does not have drilled to a specific depth beats a lead anchor in my book any day
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Have not used a lead anchor in 30 + years. I use wedge anchors, single or double machine anchor.
Any anchor that is not bottom bearing or a anchor that does not have drilled to a specific depth beats a lead anchor in my book any day
I have rarely seen a lead anchor that was properly installed with the hollow wall set fail.
I've seen more quick bolts pull out, tapcons, wedge, ect.

Heck I watched my partner break his finger setting an anchor a few months ago. He was using a pair of channel locks to strike the tool. He missed twice...
He sat down and said, "I confess all my sins."
I would have sworn he was going to pass out.

I went and got my hammer and reset all the ones he tried to install.
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The OPERATIVE WORD IS PROPERLY. I have seen very few lead anchors properly set.

Why should I have to buy a specialized tool because I work a contractor that still buys 18th century anchors.

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The OPERATIVE WORD IS PROPERLY. I have seen very few lead anchors properly set.

Why should I have to buy a specialized tool because I work a contractor that still buys 18th century anchors.

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I agree with you. But it's the best we carry for use. We haven't moved into the 20th century yet were I work.
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Grow a set . Go to Fastenal and buy some at least some 20 century anchors . Show your employer that this is the way most companies do it now.

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Grow a set of what?
I won't spend a penny of my $$$ when I can spend yours instead. Even then they will not crawl into the modern times. They are to busy reading emails, taking pictures of every piece of mail and listening into cell phone calls. Heck they need to scrape the pocket change to hit Syria.
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He was using a pair of channel licks to strike the tool.


Right tool for the right job
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You know that, I know that, the whole world knows that...
Well except for my partner Don.. After 35 years in the trade he still isn't the brightest crayon in the box.
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You know that, I know that, the whole world knows that...
Well except for my partner Don.. After 35 years in the trade he still isn't the brightest crayon in the box.
I shall steal that line and give you no credit.
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Grow a set . Go to Fastenal and buy some at least some 20 century anchors . Show your employer that this is the way most companies do it now.

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I have yet to find an anchor that works as well in a hollow wall environment. Sure, some of the wedge spready kinds of anchors work fine as long as you keep them under tension, but a well set lead anchor does not go in or pull out. I am using them by the bucket load on my current job ( prefab concrete wall system - 3/4" thick concrete over a foam core ).

I will happily try any other suggestion at this point.
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3/8" Hilti Togglers if the foam is soft enough to twist it into place.
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