Why do Post Installed Anchors Fail?

  John Anderton: Why don’t you cut the cute act, Danny boy, and tell me exactly what it is you’re looking for? Danny Witwer: Flaws. John Anderton: There hasn’t been a murder in 6 years. There’s nothing wrong with the system, it is perfect. Danny Witwer: [simultaneously] – perfect. I agree. But if there’s a flaw, it’s…

Digging a Little Deeper into Powder Actuated Fasteners

“I can believe anything, as long as it is incredible.” ~ Oscar Wilde “Skepticism is the beginning of Faith.” ~ Oscar Wilde “My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield As one of my favorite professors once said, “The…

When in Doubt? Test it!

  “Back when I was in school, they never…” How cliché is that line, right? That saying was for “old” people, like people in their 30’s! Well, I found there’s something to be said for experience after all. Back when I wasin school I never learned about post installed anchors (PIA’s). So after I graduated, like…

How to Select the Right Post Installed Anchor (PIA)

Selecting the right post installed anchor (PIA) used to be easy. Grab your favorite anchor manufacturers’ technical guide, open to the page that you’ve got tabbed, find the diameter that meets your load requirements, choose from list, and you’re done. Today, due to the changing building codes and the many options available, it is much…

Just Screw It

Richard Vernon: You’re not fooling anyone, Bender. The next screw that falls out will be you! Breakfast Club (1985) Joke: Q: How many New Yorkers does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None of your damn business! Baby Get your Head Screwed On, Cat Stevens, 1966 “Well if you’re feeling low, take…