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SET ANCHORING ADHESIVE

AUTHORIZED SIMPSON STRONG-TIE DISTRIBUTOR

SET is a two-component, 1:1 ratio, high-solids, epoxy-based adhesive for use as a high strength, non-shrink anchor grouting material. Resin and hardener are dispensed and mixed simultaneously through the mixing nozzle. SET meets or exceeds the requirements of ASTM C-881 specification for Type I, II, IV and V, Grade 3, Class B and C.

APPLICATIONS:
  • Threaded-rod anchoring
  • Rebar doweling
  • Bonding hardened concrete to hardened concrete
  • Pick-proof sealant around doors, windows and fixtures
  • Paste-over for crack injection
  1. Cartridge estimation guides are available, or see Simpson Adhesive Cartridge Estimator to the right.
  2. Detailed information on dispensing tools, mixing nozzles and other adhesive accessories is available under the “Accessories” tab.
  3. Use only appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie mixing nozzle in accordance with Simpson Strong-Tie instructions. Modification or improper use of mixing nozzle may impair epoxy performance.

SET Anchoring Adhesive

Simpson Adhesive Cartridge Estimator ACE

 

 

  • CURE SCHEDULE:

    For water-saturated concrete, the cure times are doubled.

    IN-SERVICE TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY

    1. Refer to temperature sensitivity chart for allowable bond strength reduction for temperature. See Supplemental Topics for Adhesive Anchors.
    2. Percent allowable load may be linearly interpolated for intermediate base material temperatures.
    3. °C = (°F-32) / 1.8
    CHEMICAL RESISTANCE:

    Very good to excellent against distilled water, inorganic acids and alkalis. Fair to good against organic acids and alkalis, and many organic solvents. Poor against ketones. For more detailed information download Technical Bulletin T-SAS-CHEMRES (PDF).

    STORAGE:

    For best results store between 45°F – 90°F. Unopened side-by-side cartridges’ shelf life is 24 months from the date of manufacture. To store partially used cartridges, leave hardened nozzle in place. To re-use, attach new nozzle.

    COLOR:

    Resin – white, hardener – black. When properly mixed SET adhesive will be a uniform light gray color.

    CLEAN UP:

    Uncured material – Wipe up with cotton cloths. If desired scrub area with abrasive, waterbased cleaner and flush with water. If approved, solvents such as ketones (MEK, acetone, etc.), lacquer thinner or adhesive remover can be used. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS TO CLEAN ADHESIVE FROM SKIN. Take appropriate precautions when handling flammable solvents. Solvents may damage surfaces to which they are applied. Cured material – Chip or grind off surface.

  • LOAD TABLES:
    • THREADED ROD (NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE)

      TENSION LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the bond or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads listed under allowable bond are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for spacing and edge distance.
      4.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      5.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.
      6.Anchors are not permitted to resist tension forces in overhead or wall installations unless proper consideration is given to fire-exposure and elevated-temperature conditions.
      7.Allowable load based on bond strength may be interpolated for concrete compressive strengths between 2000 psi and 4000 psi.

      SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the load based on concrete edge distance or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads based on concrete edge distance are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for spacing and edge distance.
      4.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      5.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.

      SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE (LOAD APPLIED PARALLEL TO CONCRETE EDGE)

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the load based on concrete edge distance, steel strength or wood bearing capacity.
      2.The allowable loads based on concrete edge distance are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for spacing and edge distance.
      4.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      5.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.

      TENSION LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE STEMWALL

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the bond or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads listed under allowable bond are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      4.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.

      Edge and end distances for threaded rod in concrete foundation stemwall corner installation

    • THREADED ROD (LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE)

      TENSION LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN SAND-LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the bond or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads listed under allowable bond are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.100% of the allowable load is permitted at critical spacing. No reduction in spacing is allowed.
      4.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for edge distance.
      5.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      6.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.
      7.Anchors are not permitted to resist tension forces in overhead or wall installations unless proper consideration is given to fire-exposure and elevated-temperature conditions.

      SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the load based on concrete edge distance or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads based on concrete edge distance are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.100% of the allowable load is permitted at critical spacing. No reduction in spacing is allowed.
      4.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for edge distance.
      5.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      6.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.

    • THREADED ROD (CMU)

      TENSION AND SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN 8-INCH LIGHTWEIGHT, MEDIUM-WEIGHT AND NORMAL-WEIGHT GROUT-FILLED CMU

      Tension and Shear Loads for Threaded Rod Anchors in 8-inch Lightweight, Medium-Weight and Normal-Weight Grout-Filled CMU

      1.Threaded rods must comply with ASTM F1554 Grade 36 minimum.
      2.Values for 8-inch wide concrete masonry units (CMU) with a minimum specified compressive strength of masonry, f’m, at 28 days is 1500 psi.
      3.Embedment depth is measured from the outside face of the concrete masonry unit.
      4.Allowable loads may be increased 33 1/3% for short-term loading due to wind forces or seismic forces where permitted by code.
      5.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      6.The tabulated allowable loads are based on a safety factor of 5.0 for installations under the IBC and IRC.
      7.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for end distance, edge distance and spacing.

      Figure 1.

      Shaded Area = Placement for Full and Reduced Allowable Load Capacity in Grout-Filled CMU

      TENSION AND SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN LIGHTWEIGHT, MEDIUM-WEIGHT AND NORMAL-WEIGHT HOLLOW CMU

      Anchor Installed in Face Shell with Carbon-Steel Screen Tube (see figure 3)

      Tension and Shear Loads for Threaded Rod Anchors in Lightweight, Medium-Weight and Normal-Weight Hollow CMU

      1.Threaded rods must comply with ASTM F1554 Grade 36 minimum.
      2.Values for 8-inch wide concrete masonry units (CMU) with a minimum specified compressive strength of masonry, f’m, at 28 days is 1500 psi.
      3.Embedment depth is measured from the outside face of the concrete masonry unit for installations through a face shell.
      4.Allowable loads may not be increased for short-term loading due to wind forces or seismic forces.
      5.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      6.The tabulated allowable loads are based on a safety factor of 5.0 for installations under the IBC and IRC. For installations under the UBC use a safety factor of 4.0 (multiply the tabulated allowable loads by 1.25).
      7.Anchors must be spaced a minimum distance of four times the anchor embedment.
      8.Screen tubes not for use with SET1.7KT or SET1.7KTA.
      9.Set drill to rotation-only mode when drilling into hollow CMU.

      Figure 3.

      Anchor installed in face shell w/ screen tube in hollow cell

      Anchor Installed in Face Shell with ETSP (Plastic) Screen Tube

      ETSP Plastic Adhesive Screen

      1.Threaded rods must comply with ASTM F1554 Grade 36 minimum.
      2.The tabulated allowable loads are based on a safety factor of 5.0 for installations under the IBC and IRC.
      3.Edge distances may be reduced to 4″ with a corresponding 32% reduction in tension capacity. Shear capacity is unaffected.
      4.Values for 8-inch wide, lightweight, medium-weight and normal-weight concrete masonry units with min. compressive strength of 1,900 psi and 1 1/4″ thick face shell.
      5.Embedment depth is measured from the outside face of the concrete masonry unit.
      6.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      7.Allowable loads may not be increased for short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces. Wall design must satisfy applicable design standards and be capable of withstanding applied loads.
      8.Screen tubes not for use with SET1.7KTA.
      9.Set drill to rotation-only mode when drilling into hollow CMU.

      TENSION AND SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD IN 6 AND 8-INCH LIGHTWEIGHT, MEDIUM-WEIGHT AND NORMAL-WEIGHT GROUT-FILLED CMU – ANCHOR INSTALLED IN CELL OPENING (TOP OF WALL)

      1.Allowable Tension and Shear Values EXCLUDING Earthquake Loads may not be increased for wind forces.
      2.Allowable Tension and Shear Values INCLUDING Earthquake Loads may be increased 33 1/3% for wind forces or seismic forces where permitted by code.

      3.Threaded rods must comply with ASTM F1554 Grade 36 minimum.
      4.Values for 8-inch wide concrete masonry units (CMU) with a minimum 5.specified compressive strength of masonry, f’m, at 28 days is 1500 psi.
      6.Embedment depth is measured from the outside face of the concrete masonry unit for installations through a face shell.
      7.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      8.The tabulated allowable loads are based on a safety factor of 5.0 for installations under the IBC and IRC. For installations under the UBC use a safety factor of 4.0 (multiply the tabulated allowable loads by 1.25).
      9.Anchors must be spaced a minimum distance of four times the anchor embedment.

      Figure 2.

      Anchor installed in cell opening (top of wall)

    • THREADED ROD (BRICK MASONRY)

      TENSION AND SHEAR LOADS IN UNREINFORCED BRICK MASONRY WALLS MINIMUM URM WALL THICKNESS IS 13″ (3 WYTHES THICK)

      see configurations below

      Tension and Shear Loads for Installations in Unreinforced Brick Masonry Walls Minimum URM Wall Thickness is 13" (3 wythes thick)

      1.Threaded rods must comply with ASTM F1554 Grade 36 minimum.
      2.All holes are drilled with a 1″ diameter carbide-tipped drill bit with the drill set in the rotation-only mode.
      3.The unreinforced brick walls must have a minimum thickness of 13 inches (three wythes of brick).
      4.The allowable load is applicable only where in-place shear tests indicate minimum net mortar strength of 50 psi.
      5.The allowable load for Configuration B and C anchors subjected to a combined tension and shear load is determined by assuming a straight-line relationship between allowable tension and shear.
      6.The anchors installed in unreinforced brick walls are limited to resisting seismic or wind forces only.
      7.Configuration A has a straight threaded rod or rebar embedded 8 inches into the wall with a 31/32″ diameter by 8-inch long screen tube (part # ETS758 or ETS758P). This configuration is designed to resist shear loads only.
      8.Configuration B has a 3/4″ threaded rod bent and installed at a 22.5-degree angle and installed 13 inches into the wall, to within 1-inch (maximum) of the exterior wall surface. This configuration is designed to resist tension and shear loads. The pre-bent threaded rod is installed with a 31/32″ diameter by 13-inch long screen tube (part # ETS7513 or ETS7513P).
      9.Configuration C is designed to resist tension and shear forces. It consists of a 5/8″ diameter, ASTM F1554 Grade 36 threaded rod and an 8″ long sleeve (part # AST800) and a 31/32″ diameter by 8-inch long screen tube (part # ETS758). The steel sleeve has a plastic plug in one end. A 6″ by 6″ by 3/8″ thick ASTM A 36 steel plate is located on the back face of the wall.
      10.Special inspection requirements are determined by local jurisdiction and must be confirmed by the local building official.
      11.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      12.Screen tubes not for use with SET1.7KTA.

      CONFIGURATION A (SHEAR)

      CONFIGURATION B (TENSION & SHEAR)

      CONFIGURATION C (TENSION & SHEAR)

      Installation Instructions for Config C:

      1.Drill hole perpendicular to the wall to a depth of 8″ with a 1″ diameter carbide-tipped drill bit (rotation only mode).
      2.Clean hole with oil-free compressed air and a nylon brush.
      3.Fill 8″ screen tube with mixed adhesive and insert into hole.
      4.Insert steel sleeve slowly into screen tube (adhesive will displace).
      5.Allow adhesive to cure (see cure schedule under “Product Data” tab).
      6.Drill through plastic plug in (inside) end of steel sleeve with 5/8″ bit.
      7.Drill completely through the wall with 5/8″ carbide tipped concrete drill bit (rotation mode only).
      8.Insert 5/8″ rod through hole and attach metal plate and nut.

    • REBAR

      TENSION LOADS FOR REBAR DOWELS IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the bond or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads listed under allowable bond are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for spacing and edge distance.
      4.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      5.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.
      6.Anchors are not permitted to resist tension forces in overhead or wall installations unless proper consideration is given to fire-exposure and elevated-temperature conditions.
      7.Allowable load based on bond strength may be interpolated for concrete compressive strengths between 2000 psi and 4000 psi.

      SHEAR LOADS FOR REBAR DOWELS IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE

      1.Allowable load must be the lesser of the load based on concrete edge distance or steel strength.
      2.The allowable loads based on concrete edge distance are based on a safety factor of 4.0.
      3.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for spacing and edge distance.
      4.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart (“Product Data” tab) for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      5.Anchors are permitted to be used within fire-resistive construction, provided the anchors resist wind or seismic loads only. For use in fire-resistive construction, the anchors can also be permitted to be used to resist gravity loads, provided special consideration has been given to fire-exposure conditions.

  • Surfaces to receive epoxy must be clean. For installations in or through standing water, see Supplemental Topics for Adhesive Anchors for details. The base material temperature must be 40°F or above at the time of installation. For best results, material should be 70°–80°F at the time of application. Cartridges should not be immersed in water to facilitate warming. To warm cold material, the cartridges should be stored in a warm, uniformly heated area or storage container for a sufficient time to allow epoxy to warm completely. Mixed material in nozzle can harden in 5–7 minutes at a temperature of 40°F or above.

    HOLE PREPARATION: Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead Applications

    1. Drill hole to specified diameter and depth.

    2 - Blow

    2. Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 4 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.

    3 - Brush

    3. Clean with a nylon brush for a minimum of 4 cycles. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.

    4 - Blow

    4. Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 4 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.

    CARTRIDGE PREPARATION:

    1. Check expiration date on product label. Do not use expired product.Product is usable until end of printed expiration month.

    2. Open cartridge per package instructions.

    Attach

    3. Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie® nozzle to cartridge. Do not modify nozzle.

    4 - Blow

    4. Insert cartridge into dispensing tool.

    4 - Blow

    5. Dispense adhesive to the side until properly mixed (uniform color).

    FILLING THE HOLE:
    • VERTICAL

      DRY AND DAMP HOLES:

      Fill

      1. Fill hole 1/2 – 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.

      Insert

      2. Insert clean, oil free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.

      Do not disturb

      3. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

      WATER FILLED HOLES:

      Fill

      1. Fill hole completely full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent water pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.

      Insert

      2. Insert clean, oil-free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.

      Do not disturb

      3. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

    • HORIZONTAL AND OVERHEAD

      Install

      1. Install Simpson Strong-Tie® ARC adhesive retaining cap. Refer to Adhesive Retaning Caps for proper ARC size.

      Fill

      2. Fill hole 1/2 – 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.

      Insert

      3. Insert clean, oil-free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.

      Do Not Disturb

      4. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

    • ANCHORING WITH SCREENS

      Fill

      1. Fill screen completely. Fill from the bottom of the screen and withdraw the nozzle as the screen fills to prevent air pockets. (Opti-Mesh® screens: Close integral cap after filling.)

      Insert

      2. Insert adhesive filled screen into hole.

      Insert

      3. Insert clean, oil free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the screen.

      Do Not Disturb

      4. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

  • ACCESSORIES FOR AT-XP®:

     

    ACCESSORY

    DESCRIPTION 

    SET PRODUCT 

    EMN22iEMN22 18-Element Nozzle for Epoxy Adhesive SET22SET56
    EDT22SEDT22AP Manual Dispensing Tool for 22 oz. Adhesive Cartridges SET22
    EDTA22CKTEDT22CKT and charger Battery-Powered Dispensing Tool for 22 oz. Cartridges SET22
    EDTA22PEDT22AP Pneumatic Dispensing Tool for 56 oz. Adhesive Carteidges SET56
    EDTA56P Pneumatic Dispensing Tool for 56 oz. Adhesive Cartridges SET56

  • CODE REPORTS:

    The Allowable Loads list values based upon results from the most recent testing and may not reflect those in current code reports. Where code jurisdictions apply, consult the current reports for applicable load values.

     

  • Anchors installed with SET adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES’s Acceptance Criteria for Adhesive Anchors (AC58).

    In addition, anchors installed with SET adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES’s Acceptance Criteria for Unreinforced Masonry Anchors (AC60).

    PROPERTY TEST METHOD RESULTS
    Consistency ASTM C 881 Non-sag/
    thixotropic paste
    Heat deflection ASTM D 648 136° F (58° C)
    Bond strength
    (moist cure)
    ASTM C 882 3,218 psi (2 days)
    3,366 psi (14 days)
    Water absorption ASTM D 570 0.110% (24 hrs)
    Compressive yield
    strength
    ASTM D 695 5,065 psi (24 hours)
    12,650 psi (7 days)
    Compressive modulus ASTM D 695 439,000 psi ( 7 days)
    Gel time (75° F) ASTM C 881 30 min – 60 gram mass
    60 min – thin film

Sources: ASTM Standards for Mechanical Fasteners and Related Processes 2nd Edition, Inch Fastener Standards 8th Edition, Simpson Strong-Tie Anchoring and Fastening Systems for Concrete and Masonry, StrongTie.com

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