ThunderStud ® - 3/8" x 2-3/4" Zinc Plated Thunderstud Anchor
The American made 3/8" x 2-3/4" Zinc Plated Thunderstud Anchor are packaged 100 pcs per box, and should only be used in dry indoor applications. Every order is shipped the same day that it is received. Freight is free.
- Bit size 3/8"
- Minimum embedment 1-1/2"
- Thread Length 1-1/4"
- For dry indoor environments
- Dead load applications only
- Meets BAA requirements
- 3/8" diameter x 2-3/4" long
- Minimum spacing of 3-3/4"
- All orders over $25.00 ship FREE
|Thread Type||3/8" - 16|
|2000 PSI Concrete - Pull-Out (lbs.) *||1631|
|2000 PSI Concrete - Shear (lbs.) *||4318|
|Material||Carbon Steel Zinc Plated|
|Minimum Edge Distance||1-7/8"|
|Maximum Fixture Thickness||1/2"|
|Minimum Fixture Hole Diameter (In Place)||1/2"|
|Minimum Fixture Hole Diameter (Hole Spotted)||3/8"|
|Length ID Code||C|
|Maximum Torque||25 - 30 ft./lbs.|
|Wrench Size For Nut||9/16"|
|Length Measurement||End to End|
The anchor is made from Carbon Steel, and is Zinc Plated and meets the Buy America Act (BAA). This anchor is designed for use in Concrete only, and should never be used in block or brick base material.
The anchor is designed for use in a Dry environment.
Hole Diameter/Bit Diameter
The anchor requires a 3/8" hole to be drilled in the base material (Concrete only). The hole should be drilled with carbide tipped bit that meets ANSI standards and used in a hammer drill.
Diameter of Anchor
The diameter of the anchor is 3/8".
The length of the anchor is 2-3/4"
The threads on the anchor are national coarse threads that measures 3/8" with 16 threads per inch, commonly referred to as 3/8"-16 .
The length of the threads on the anchor is 1-1/4" in length.
The anchor is packaged with 100 pieces per box and is packaged with the correct number and diameter of nuts and washers.
The minimum anchor embedment into the concrete is 1-1/2". Therefore, the anchor must be installed so that a minimum of 1-1/2" of the anchor is embedded into the concrete.
Depth of Hole
The depth of the hole that is required for the anchor should be a minimum of 1/2" deeper than the anchor will penetrate the concrete. This will allow space for dust created during the installation process to fall, which will prevent the anchor from bottoming out in the hole before full penetration into the concrete.
Maximum Fixture Thickness
The maximum fixture thickness or the maximum thickness of the material being fastened for a anchor is 1/2". This will ensure that the minimum embedment of 1-1/2" will be met.
Fixture Hole Diameter
The hole in the fixture or material being fastened must be larger than the designated diameter of the anchor. The 3/8" diameter anchor requires the hole in the fixture to be 1/2".
The size of the wrench required to turn the nut to set the anchor is 9/16".
To be set properly in the concrete, the anchor must be torqued to between 25 - 30 ft./lbs.
Spacing between Anchors
Each anchor must be spaced a minimum distance of 3-3/4" from each other when measured center to center.
It is very important not to install the anchor any closer than 1-7/8" from an unsupported edge of the concrete.
The anchor is stamped with the letter C on the threaded end to allow inspection of the anchor after installation. The letter "C" designates an overall length of the anchor as between 2-1/2" up to, but not including 3" in length.
3/8" x 2-3/4"
- Drill a 3/8" hole into the concrete using a carbide-tipped bit that meets ANSI Standards B212.15.
- Drill the hole a 1/2" deeper than the anchor will penetrate the concrete, making sure the minimum embedment requirements of 1-1/2" is met.
- The hole can be drilled while the fixture is in place. The minimum hole in the fixture for the 3/8" x 2-3/4" Zinc Plated Thunderstud Wedge Anchor is 1/2".
- Clean the hole with a wire brush, vacuum, compressed air, or a blow-out bulb.
- Put the nut and washer on the 3/8" x 2-3/4" Zinc Plated Thunderstud Wedge Anchor, making sure the nut is on the last threads; this will protect the threads from damage when the wedge anchor is hammered into the hole and into the concrete.
- Insert the anchor through the hole in the fixture and into the hole in the base material.
- This should be a very tight fit. Then use a hammer to complete the installation until the nut and washer are tight against the fixture. It is important that the threads go below the surface of either the base material or the fixture.
- Turn the nut clockwise on the anchor until finger tight.
- Using a 9/16" wrench, turn the nut 3 to 4 times until snug or until the proper torque value of 25 - 30 ft./lbs. is reached.
- Always use proper personal protective equipment per manufacturer's and OSHA instructions.