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  • Anyone gotten cracks in their shops concrete floor from using red heads

    Anyone gotten cracks in their shops concrete floor from using red heads to hold their welding table down. I'm afraid to drill holes in my 10 year old floating 4" floor for fear of bringing on cracks.

    It's only cracked down the sawed crack joints so far.

  • tackit
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    Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
    Not that i know of
    From what I have been told they used a certain kind of sulfur to hold railings in place in the old days. I think my front stoop railings were done with it. I replaced cheap rusted steel railings with treated wood railings to give a more country look but I never tried removing the sulfur for fear I might crack the concrete. My home was built in the early to middle 70's.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by tackit:306297
    Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
    For the guys that suggested all thread. Terrible idea. Especially on something that someone wants to unbolt eventually. My experience with that has been a lot of them twisting off even with the concrete, and when that happens replacing a handrail on very little space to redrill its a royal pita. Unless your using gr8 all thread... which I don't see very often. I just like to do and to see people do things right the first time around
    Weldon have you ever came across hand railing mounted in sulfur?
    Not that i know of

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
    For the guys that suggested all thread. Terrible idea. Especially on something that someone wants to unbolt eventually. My experience with that has been a lot of them twisting off even with the concrete, and when that happens replacing a handrail on very little space to redrill its a royal pita. Unless your using gr8 all thread... which I don't see very often. I just like to do and to see people do things right the first time around
    Weldon have you ever came across hand railing mounted in sulfur?

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  • weldonwelding
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    For the guys that suggested all thread. Terrible idea. Especially on something that someone wants to unbolt eventually. My experience with that has been a lot of them twisting off even with the concrete, and when that happens replacing a handrail on very little space to redrill its a royal pita. Unless your using gr8 all thread... which I don't see very often. I just like to do and to see people do things right the first time around

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  • tackit
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    Here's the first job for the table crane after the Trubolts are embedded in the floor.

    I'm going to take the 48" mower deck off my Snapper 2003K Z Zero Turn mower and use the table crane to hold the mower deck up so I can work on it comfortably. I need to change the blades and clean repaint the underside of the deck again.

    Last edited by tackit; 04-19-2013, 10:23 AM.

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by Cgotto6 View Post
    Glad you got it figured out. If this is your first experience with wedge anchors you will be pleasantly surprised how easy and well they work.
    Fastenall came to my rescue, they found a store that had a broken open box of SS Trubolts so I only had to buy what I needed instead of a whole box. Fasenall direct shipped them to me. No store within 50 miles of me had SS Trubolts so I was glad to pay $15 shipping and handling to get them to the house, gas to go get them at the closest Fastenall store would have cost me that.

    Thanks for the help Cgotto6 and everyone else. I feel better about doing the job after talking to you guys and doing some reading on Red Heads website.. The internet sure is a great help, I don't know how I would get by without it now.

    The son is going to bring his drill to me when he gets a chance. He bought a new 1/2" SDS plus bit for the drill so I should be good to go.


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  • Cgotto6
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    Originally posted by tackit View Post
    I ordered 4 SS Red Head #SWW 1226 1/2 X 2 3/4 long bolts from Fastenall. Lucky they had a broken open package, a bit more than $4 a piece + SH and they're going to send them to the house. The cost of gas to go get em would cost me that.
    Glad you got it figured out. If this is your first experience with wedge anchors you will be pleasantly surprised how easy and well they work.

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  • TxDarth
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    Originally posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    TxDarth is that a frustrated mechanic hanging from your ceiling in the 1st pic?-Meltedmetal
    Nah....I just connected with that ad campaign from Casterol "thinking with your dipstick" - thought it made sense.

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  • tackit
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    I ordered 4 SS Red Head #SWW 1226 1/2 X 2 3/4 long bolts from Fastenall. Lucky they had a broken open package, a bit more than $4 a piece + SH and they're going to send them to the house. The cost of gas to go get em would cost me that.

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  • tackit
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    Thanks guys. I always tend to make things more difficult when I'm not comfortable with my knowledge on something or I have little or no experience doing something for the first time.

    If I was drilling in wood or even deep in steel I wouldn't be so anxious.

    Here's some pics of the different thru bolts. I'm going with SS since the floor is always damp during the winter months and I like to wash the floor with a hose from time to time.

    Last edited by tackit; 04-16-2013, 11:55 AM.

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  • Portable Welder
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    Tackit, Chances are your hard ware should have what you need ask for a wedge anchor, Red head, Trubolt, hilti and several others make them.

    They might also try to sell you a sleeve anchor which looks alot alike and does about the same job.

    Either one would work for your application.

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  • Cgotto6
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    I just use regular old red heads. Nothing more than their standard.

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  • tackit
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    Cgoto6 because you are in Washington are you using Seismic Trubolts? I want to buy the exact kind you use because of the good experience you have with them.
    Last edited by tackit; 04-16-2013, 10:55 AM.

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  • tackit
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    Here is a Popular Mechanics review on both kinds of drills.

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...ete-comparison

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