Thursday, September 18, 2014

How to Install an Aluminum Metal Fence - Part 3 of 6 - Installing Red Head Anchors

Fig.1 Red Head anchor
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Metal Sledge
Red Head Anchor 3/8 in. x 1-7/8 in. hex sleeve anchor

Tyler Zowat lives in Perris, California. He had a new patio installed late last summer and he wanted to install a little privacy fence that he purchased from The Home Depot. 

This post shows the four steps to install cement anchors using a metal sledge.

Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows Red Head anchor, 3/8 in. x 1-7/8 in. hex sleeve anchor being inserted into the cement holes. Remember to vacuum the cement dust out of each hole before placing the anchor.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows to place the anchor into the hole through the metal flange posts. Its easy to place them in the wrong location away from metal posts.
Fig.2 Red Hot through metal posts
Step 3: Fig.3 through fig.5 shows a metal sledge hammering the red hot anchor into the cement.
Fig.3 Tap lightly

Fig.4 Too much force will damage
the anchor threads

Fig.5 Finished
Step 4: Fig.6 shows anchor is straight and ready to be attached.
Fig.6 Correctly hammered
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