An Aerosmith Drop-in anchor is primarily used in poured concrete. They are used in high-strength applications by fastening a bolt into the internal threading of the anchor. Some drop-in anchors have a lip to prevent the anchor from dropping too far into the concrete. Others versions are knurled on the outside, the feeling being that the knurling increases friction.
To install the drop-in anchor, drill a hole of the appropriate size but only as deep as the anchor itself. Then drop the anchor into the hole (hence the name drop-in). Then put the nib of the setting tool inside of it. Then hit the setting tool with a hammer. The bottom portion of the anchor will deform resulting in a wedged anchor that cannot be removed. Many people try to use epoxies to help cement the anchor in place: this is not a safe practice – do not do it! It can decrease the performance of the anchor.
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