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»   How do I anchor to the underside of my Spancrete hollow core plank?

Commercially available anchors can be drilled and sleeved into the bottom of the plank. Care should be exercised when selecting an anchor because different connectors can withstand varying degrees of pullout force. Drilling through the plank and bolting completely through the plank is often used to support heavy hanging loads. Anchors should be located under the Spancrete hollow core to avoid damaging reinforcing strands.

SMA Research Notes (stored as PDFs):

1029: Bottom Inserts - Powers Fasteners
1030: Bottom Inserts - Red Head
1031: Bottom Inserts - Hilti


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