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Old 01-02-2014, 04:31 PM   #31
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Tapcons not grabbing cinder block


I have used tapcons in block successfully. I have also used tapcons unsuccessfully in block.

Here's a question. If I were to use the anchors that are hammered in with a shield, what's the procedure for removing them if necessary?

Thanks. I like the idea of using the wire in the hole. I have used two part putty in larger holes with tapcons and after it cures it is rock solid.

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you install the lead shields in the proper size hole - place whatever must be attached - start screwing in the lag,,, NEVER hammer in the lag already inserted into the shield,,, to remove, reverse procedure - screw the lag OUT,,, don't expect to save the shield, tho

tapcons in CINDER block will fail more often that they'll work successfully

2part epoxy putty + a tapcon ? that's like suspenders & 2 belts, no ?
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NEVER hammer in the lag already inserted into the shield,,,
I know that. I was referring to the one that is hammered in.
tapcons in CINDER block will fail more often that they'll work successfully

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2part epoxy putty + a tapcon ? that's like suspenders & 2 belts, no ?
I've done this in block when the tapcon doesn't hold snug and it works great for hanging stuff like hose reels and such on my house. Most all the construction here (see my name) is CBS. But yes, it does seem a little redundant. I would use something a little more substantial for things that carry a bigger load.
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Any anchor used in concrete should be considered permanent instal.
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In the end....I used the redheads. I could only find them up to 3 inches in depth, but it was just enough to hold real nice. It only requires to be 3/4 of an inch to be embedded into the block and I had about an inch going in. Thanks for all advice.

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