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Simpson Easy-Set Pin Drive Expansion Anchors

  • Thursday, July 31, 2008

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    Easy-Set is the name Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems® calls their medium to heavy-duty pin drive anchor. The pin drive anchor is also referred to as a nail anchor or a strike anchor. The Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor’s body is made from hot-rolled steel and the pin is hot-wrought carbon steel, plated in a yellow zinc dichromate. Each Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is packaged with the correct number and size of nut and washer. Each nut and washer is yellow zinc plated.

    Easy-Set Base Materials

    The Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is designed to be used in a solid base material such as concrete or grout filled block. Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchors expand in a very specific and concentrated area and will not work in hollow block, brick or other lightweight materials.

    Thickness of Base Material

    It is very important to make sure that the base material in which the Easy-Set is being placed is a minimum of 1-1/2” thicker than the embedment of the anchor. For example, if a 1/2” Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is being installed at a 2” embedment depth in concrete, then the concrete needs to be at a minimum 3” thick.

    Diameters

    The Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is sold in six (6) diameters: 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8” and 3/4” with each anchor manufactured in a number of different lengths, depending on the thickness of the fixture to be fastened.

    Easy-Set Length of Anchor

    The length of the Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor to be used for any specific application is determined by adding the thickness of the material being fastened plus the minimum embedment plus space for the nut and washer. The Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is measured as an overall length with most diameters manufactured in three different lengths. However, the 1/4” has two lengths, the 5/16” has only one length and the 1/2” comes in four lengths.

    Diameter of Hole

    The diameter of the hole that needs to be drilled in the base material for the Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is equal to the diameter of the anchor being used. A 3/8” diameter Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor requires a 3/8” hole. The hole should be drilled using a hammer type drill and carbide tipped bit meeting ANSI standards. This will ensure that the properly matched tolerance hole is not an oversized hole, which can result in difficulty setting the anchor and will reduce the holding values of the Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor.

    Depth of Hole

    The hole needs to be drilled to a depth sufficient to allow the Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor to be placed in the base material a minimum embedment depth for the diameter of the Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor being installed. It is very important that the hole is drilled a minimum of 1/4” deeper than the embedment depth to allow space for any dust created during the drilling and installation process.

    Easy-Set Critical Edge Distance

    Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor should not be set closer to an unsupported edge of concrete to obtain the necessary published holding values. The critical edge distance is directly related to the diameter of Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor being installed and can be found in the product information chart below.

    Easy-Set Critical Spacing Distance

    Each Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor must be installed at a minimum distance from each other for the Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor holding values to be effective. The space between each Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is different for each diameter and increases as the diameter size increases.

    Easy-Set Product Information

    Model #

    Hole Size

    Minimum Edge Distance

    Minimum Spacing Distance

    Box Quantity

    EZAC25134

    1/4”

    1-3/4”

    3-1/2”

    100

    EZAC25238

    1/4”

    1-3/4”

    3-1/2”

    100

    EZAC31234

    5/16”

    2-1/4”

    4-1/2”

    50

    EZAC37238

    3/8”

    2-3/4”

    5-1/4”

    50

    EZAC37312

    3/8”

    2-3/4”

    5-1/4”

    50

    EZAC37434

    3/8”

    2-3/4”

    5-1/4”

    50

    EZAC50234

    1/2”

    3-3/8”

    6-3/4”

    25

    EZAC50312

    1/2”

    3-3/8”

    6-3/4”

    25

    EZAC50434

    1/2”

    3-3/8”

    6-3/4”

    25

    EZAC50600

    1/2”

    3-3/8”

    6-3/4”

    25

    EZAC62400

    5/8”

    4-1/4”

    9”

    15

    EZAC62434

    5/8”

    4-1/4”

    9”

    15

    EZAC62600

    5/8”

    4-1/4”

    9”

    15

    EZAC75500

    3/4”

    5-1/4”

    10-1/2”

    10

    EZAC75600

    3/4”

    5-1/4”

    10-1/2”

    10

    EZAC57512

    3/4”

    5-1/4”

    10-1/2”

    10

     

    Purchase Anchors

    Easy-Set is the name Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems® calls their medium to heavy-duty pin drive anchor. The pin drive anchor is also referred to as a nail anchor or a strike anchor. The Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor’s body is made from hot-rolled steel and the pin is hot-wrought carbon steel, plated in a yellow zinc dichromate. Each Easy-Set pin drive expansion anchor is packaged with the correct number and size of nut and washer. Each nut and washer is yellow zinc plated.



     

    Always use personal protective equipmentAs with any anchoring project, it is important to keep safety in mind and follow instructions carefully. Always remember to wear safety goggles, handle all tools with extra care and follow all technical specifications. This article is meant to serve only as a basic explanation of concrete fasteners. Always refer to manufacturer's instructions or consult a contracting expert during any anchoring project.

    Article Written By:
    Mike Pistorino, Vice-President Operations

     

     

     

     


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