SAFTRON ANCH-1 ANCHOR SOCKET (CORE DRILL & GROUT)

Recommended installation method for:
Rails, ladders, safety railings, posts, stanchions, umbrellas, flagpoles, volleyball net posts, etc., that have 1.9” OD mounting posts, and that need to be removable  (i.e., for winterizing or storage).
Notes:
  • Core-drilling   requires specialized tools.
  • Professional   installation is recommended.(Not for the average “do-it-yourselfer”).
  • Rails   and ladders will only be as rigid and secure as the supporting   foundation.  Before installing,   make sure the deck is suitable.
  • Avoid   scratches.  Keep railings in box   until ready to install. Don’t place railings on bare ground.
  • Clean spills immediately with wet   rag.  Don’t let spilled grout set   on railings or deck.
Tools &   Materials Required:
  • Core   Drill
  • 3”   Diameter Core Bit
  • 7-10,000   PSI Non-shrink Hydraulic Grout
  • Mixing   Bucket
  • Cold   Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Wood   wedges
  • Bubble   Level
  • Tape   Measure, Markers, String-Line & Adhesive Tape
  • Sponges,   Rags, Water, Soft Scrub®
  • Saftron   P-JIG-L or P-JIG-RTD (Optional)
  • ½   “ Wrench or Socket

Installation   Steps:

       1)  Measure   and mark desired location of rail or ladder posts.

       2)  Determine   required location of Anchor Socket to achieve post location.

NOTE:  CENTER   OF ANCHOR SOCKET IS NOT CENTER OF POST.  DRAWING BELOW SHOWS DIMENSIONS. PDF FILE DRAWING PRINTED   ON 8” X 11” PAPER CAN BE PRINTED AND USED AS TEMPLATE.

IMPORTANT: WHEN INSTALLING LADDERS, THE   HORIZONTAL DISTANCE FROM FACE OF POOL WALL TO MOUNTING POST MUST BE CORRECT   TO ENSURE SECURE FIT.  REFER TO   DIMENSION DRAWINGS FOR YOUR MODEL OF RAIL OR LADDER ON THIS WEB SITE TO   DETERMINE REQUIRED DISTANCE.

       3)  Drill   TWO overlapping 3” diameter x 4” deep cores in concrete for each anchor   socket location as shown on   above template and as illustrated   below. DO NOT MAKE HOLES LARGER   THAN NECESSARY OR ESCUTCHEONS MAY NOT COVER ENTIRE GROUTED AREA.

       4)  Tape   over hole in base cover of anchor socket. 

       5)  Attach   and firmly seat anchor socket(s) to Saftron P-JIG-L   or P-JIG-RTD Jig, and tighten bolt (or use any   other method to ensure proper alignment).

       6)  OPTIONAL:  IF INSTALLING STEEL RAILS THAT   REQUIRE GROUNDING (Saftron Rails are non-conductive and do not require   Grounding/Bonding):

              a)  Attach brass grounding clip to torque bolt inside Anchor Socket.

              b)  Attach grounding/bonding wire to bolt below head

       7)  Place   Anchor Socket(s) in grout holes. Re-check position and alignment. Secure in place with wood wedges.

       8)  Fill   void around anchor socket(s) with grout.

       9)  Once   grout has fully cured, remove jig, insert rail or ladder, and securely tighten fastening bolt.

DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.
DO NOT USE RAIL UNTIL   GROUT HAS FULLY CURED.


       10)  Rails   can be cleaned and polished using a soft rag and household Soft Scrub®.  DO NOT USE ABRASIVES OR COMMERCIAL SOLVENTS.