WEDGE-ALL® WEDGE ANCHOR
AUTHORIZED SIMPSON STRONG-TIE DISTRIBUTOR
The Wedge-All® wedge anchor from Simpson Strong-Tie is a non-bottom bearing, wedge-style expansion anchor for use in solid concrete or grout-filled concrete masonry. A one-piece clip ensures uniform holding capacity that increases as tension is applied. The threaded stud version is available in eight diameters and multiple lengths. A single size tie-wire version is available for wire supported fixtures. Threaded studs are set by tightening the nut. Tie-wire anchors are set with the claw end of a hammer.
- One piece wrap around clip
- Threaded end is chamfered for ease of starting nut
- Most sizes feature full thread for added versatility
- Available in Stainless Steel, and Zinc Plated or Galvanized Carbon Steel
CARBON STEEL: ZINC PLATED AND MECHANICALLY GALVANIZED
- The published length is the overall length of the anchor. Allow one anchor diameter for the nut and washer thickness plus the fixture thickness when selecting the minimum length.
- Special lengths are available on request. Load values are valid as long as minimum embedment depths are satisfied.
- Tie-Wire Wedge-All® anchor, overall length is 2″.
- Tie-Wire Wedge-All® anchor also available in bulk quantity of 2,000, model TWD25112B.
- Bulk packaged Wedge-All® anchors available, call for details.
- Anchors with the “SS” suffix in the model number are manufactured from type 303 stainless steel, the remaining anchors (with the “4SS” suffix) are manufactured from type 304 stainless steel. Type 303 stainless anchors may require extra lead time, call for details. Types 303 and 304 stainless steel perform equally well in certain corrosive environments.
- Anchors with the “3SS” suffix in the model number may require extra lead time. Call for details.
- These package quantities available in type 303 stainless steel only.
- The published length is the overall length of the anchor. Allow one anchor diameter for the nut and washer thickness plus the fixture thickness when selecting a length.
- Special lengths are available on request. Load values are valid as long as minimum embedment depths are satisfied
Length Identification Head Marks on Wedge-All® Anchors
(corresponds to length of anchor – inches).
Application: Interior environment, low level of corrosion resistance.
1. Mechanical Galvanizing meets ASTM B695, Class 55, Type 1.
Application: Exterior unpolluted environment, medium level of corrosion resistance. Well suited to humid environments.
- Type 303 and 304 stainless steels perform equally well in certain corrosive environments. Larger sizes are manufactured from type 303.
Application: Exterior environment, high level of corrosion resistance. Resistant to organic chemicals, many inorganic chemicals, mild atmospheric pollution and mild marine environments (not in direct contact with salt water).
- Type 316 stainless steel provides the greatest degree of corrosion resistance offered by Simpson Strong-Tie®.
Application: Exterior environment, high level of corrosion resistance. Resistant to chlorides, sulfuric acid compounds and direct contact with salt water.
- Holes in metal fixtures to be mounted should exceed nominal anchor diameter by 1/16″ for 1/4″ through 5/8″ diameter anchors, and by 1/8″ for all other diameters.
- Do not use an impact wrench to set or tighten the Wedge-All.
Caution: Oversized holes in the base material will make it difficult to set the anchor and will reduce the anchor’s load capacity.
Wedge-All® Anchor Installation Data
Wedge-All Anchor Installation Sequence
Tie-Wire Anchor Installation Sequence
- Drill a hole in the base material using a carbide drill bit the same diameter as the nominal diameter of the anchor to be installed. Drill the hole to the specified embedment depth and blow it clean using compressed air. Overhead installations need not be blown clean. Alternatively, drill the hole deep enough to accommodate embedment depth and dust from drilling.
- Assemble the anchor with nut and washer so the top of the nut is flush with the top of the anchor. Place the anchor in the fixture and drive into the hole until washer and nut are tight against fixture.
- Tighten to the required installation torque.
- Drill a hole at least 1 1/2″ deep using a 1/4″ diameter carbide tipped bit.
- Drive the anchor into the hole until the head is seated against the base material.
- Set the anchor by prying/pulling the head with the claw end of the hammer.
- ICC-ES ESR-1396
- City of L.A. RR24682
- Factory Mutual 3017082, 3031136 and 3043442
- Florida FL15730.8
- Underwriter Laboratories File Ex3605
- Meets Federal Specifications A-A-1923A, Type 4
The Tie-Wire anchor is not code listed. The load tables 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.
The Wedge-All anchor has been tested in accordance with ICC-ES’s Acceptance Criteria for Expansion Anchors (AC01) for the following:
- Static tension and shear loading
- Seismic and wind loading
- Combination tension and shear loading
- Critical and minimum edge distance
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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