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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:48 AM

I bought a HF compact bender and looking for advice on mounting to the garage floor . When I poured the floor I put in 4  homemade anchors points in one of the bays , figuring if I ever needed to pull from somewhere I could use those instead of the garage's wooded posts .  They have 1/2 or 5/8"  threads in them can't remember which it's been so long lol . Anyway I don't want to mount the bender permanently so my thought was to use one of those anchor points and drill into the concrete and install 2 or 3 more . I not sure which anchor would be able to used on a temporary basis . I'm looking for female threaded like what I used before so when I'm done using the bender I could take the bolts out and screw a large allen set screw in to keep the threads clean ( that's what's in the 4 that are already in the floor )  I think those lead shield or expanding ones like I used years ago wouldn't last long

 

 

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:20 AM

I have used these before with good luck.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:20 AM

Hi Al, so you have four female anchors already in the floor ? how far apart width and length, I was maybe thinking you might be able to use some flat stock steel bolted to the floor using your anchor pts. that are already installed as a base for the bender to be bolted to.



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:08 AM

Hi Al, so you have four female anchors already in the floor ? how far apart width and length, I was maybe thinking you might be able to use some flat stock steel bolted to the floor using your anchor pts. that are already installed as a base for the bender to be bolted to.

If I am understanding his existing anchors, they are spread about to use as a pulling point, not grouped close together!


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:32 AM

Sorry Al, I miss read your post but Kenny straightened me out with an exclamation point ! hahahahah


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:33 AM

The redhead anchors work well when installed properly. Remember, prove that you are a vet and Lowes gives a 10% discount. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 11:44 AM

 Thanks  Kenny ,I  picked up some 1/2" -13  internal Redhead fasteners today .  .I'll wait until later in the week and borrow a hammer drill from work . While I was surfing the net  I read some fasteners are " glued " in .  Maybe I should have gotten some to put around the Redhead before setting them as extra insurance ?   


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Redhead also makes a lag for concrete. Resembles a Tapcon with a 1/2 inch shank. Gives very good hold down. I prefer to use those over a wedge anchor.
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 04:32 PM

I built my mother a hand rail on her concrete porch and I got some special epoxy from Fastenal that was made for just anchoring steel into concrete---Glue them redheads in with that and they will never come out.   


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 04:53 PM

Thanks Bill , kind of what I thought . Now just need to pick a spot , I have enough anchors so I don't really need to use on of the existing ones but there is one almost between the garage doors about 16" from the wall , might be good there would give the option of opening the doors for extra room
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:36 PM

Here's the one spot that I think will work well , I put a bolt in the existing anchor to show where it's located DSCN2001.JPG I can drill a new hole in the base but here's what it would look like using one of the four base holes DSCN2002.JPG DSCN2003.JPG Here if I left it in place you could still get the cars in and out , maybe when done I could take out 3 of 4 bolts and spin it closer to the wall , that way it wouldn't fall over if bumped ,Another spot would be at the other end of the garage near the work bench . There it would have to be removed and stored in a different spot DSCN2004.JPG DSCN2005.JPG

 


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 05:49 AM

I think you would be happier if you put it between the doors!



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Posted February 16, 2016 - 06:22 AM

Kenny I think so too .



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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:23 AM

Sorry Al, I miss read your post but Kenny straightened me out with an exclamation point ! hahahahah

Old Kenny don't be messin'! :D


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:39 AM

Looks like the best spot is in between the doors.
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