Nylon nail-its are light duty, drive type expansion anchors. They come preassembled and are ready to be installed. Once the nail is set in the anchor body, it is tamper resistant.
These can be used for light duty fastening in many materials, including concrete, block, and brick.
The body is made of a rust resistant material called polyamide nylon. The nail is available in either zinc plated carbon steel or aluminum.
No, it does not come with a stainless steel nail.
These are available in three head styles: flat countersunk, round, and mushroom.
It is available in two different diameters: 3/16” and 1/4”. The 3/16” diameter is available in lengths of 3/4”, 1”, and 1-1/2”. The 1/4” diameter is available in lengths of 1”, 1-1/2”, 2”, and 3”.
It is split to allow the anchor body to move apart as the nail is forced down into the anchor body, which creates expansion force against the base material.
Installation is simple. Drill a hole, insert the anchor through the item being installed, and set it with a hammer. Once the nail is flush with the head, the anchor is fully expanded and properly set. For step-by-step instructions visit the Tips & Tricks page.
The hole must be at least 1/4” deeper than the expected embedment in the base material.
Yes. Any concrete dust or debris in the hole may reduce the holding values of the anchor. Cleaning the hole will ensure a better chance for a quality fastening.
Yes, it can be installed through the fixture into the concrete, and hole spotting is not necessary. Make sure that the hole in the fixture is slightly larger than the designated diameter of the anchor being installed.
It is not advised to use them in cold environments, as the anchor can become very brittle. This may cause the nylon anchor body to shatter during installation or, even when installed properly, to have reduced holding values.
The body will not rust. If the nail is zinc plated carbon steel then it will rust, but the aluminum nail and the all-nylon nail will not rust.
No, they should not be used for overhead installations.
No, they are made overseas and imported into the United States.