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HOW TO INSTALL TAPCON ANCHORS

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Where are Tapcon anchors manufactured?

All genuine Tapcon anchors are engineered and manufactured in the United States.

What does "Tapcon" mean?

The Tapcon name is derived from its ability to "tap" threads into "con"crete.

What are Tapcon screw anchors?

Tapcon anchors are masonry screws designed with Advanced Threadform Technology, which cuts threads into all masonry materials including concrete, block and brick.

How do I install a Tapcon anchor?

First, drill a hole using a hammer-drill or rotary hammer in the hammer mode. Second, switch your drill out of hammer mode and position the Tapcon anchor into a nut driver or onto a Phillips bit. Then drive the anchor into the pre-drilled hole until it is fully seated. For more information, click here

Can Tapcon anchors be used in coastal and other highly corrosive environments?

Yes, 410 Stainless Steel, White Ultrashield, coated Tapcons including Phillips, Hex, and Maxi-set headed anchors provide the highest degree of protection in highly corrosive environments. 

What if I need to remove and/or move my application in the future?

Tapcon anchors are reversible, allowing future removal of any application.

What is Climaseal coating?

It is a long-term corrosion resistant coating that covers the entire fastener surface.

What material is Tapcon+ manufactured from?

Tapcon+ is manufactured from heat-treated carbon steal for increased hardness and ductility.

What diameters are available for Tapcon+?

Tapcon+ comes in 5/16", 3/8", and 1/2" diameters.

Are Tapcon+ anchors building code-approved?

Tapcon+ meets some of the most stringent building code standards and is approved for cracked concrete and seismic applications.

How deep do I drill the pilot hole?

The drilled hole for a 3/16", 1/4" and 5/16" anchors requires a 1/4" deeper hole, and the 3/8" and 1/2" anchors require a 1/2" deeper hole. This will ensure that any dust that settles in the hole will not interfere with the Tapcon threads.

What does ANSI stand for?

The American National Standards Institute is a private, non-profit organization that oversees product standards, including masonry drill bits.

Why do I need to clean the hole?

Cleaning the hole prevents any dust that settles into the hole from potentially interfering with the Tapcon threads.

Can Tapcon+ anchors replace other types of anchors?

Yes, Tapcon+ anchors can be used in place of traditional mechanical expansion anchors such as wedge anchors and sleeve anchors.