What Are 8-WAY EXPANDING ANCHORS Used For?
Expanding anchors are a key component in a number of different industries, particularly in telecommunications. These anchors make use of the soil around them — typically rocky or hard soil for these products — to help create anchor points and provide stability for structures, cables, and equipment.
The eight blade, one-piece top plate, deeply embossed for additional strength, expands upon impact into undisturbed earth to form a pyramid-shaped square. The 8-way expanding anchors retain their shape under extremely heavy loads due to the support of the eight blades by the base plate. This provides you with an unparalleled level of strength and stability.
The expanding anchors are coated with a special asphalt paint to protect them against corrosive soil conditions. They are also available in hot dip galvanized. Check out the specs below and then give us a call today to start ordering or get more information!
To ensure you get the most use out of your expanding anchors, they should only be installed by certified Grip-Tite installers. To find the certified installers in your area, head over to our “find a certified installer” page. If you run a home improvement business and are looking to become Grip-Tite certified yourself, see our “become a certified installer” page.
PRODUCT INFORMATIONUltimate Soil Anchor Holding Strength-Pounds (No Safety Factor Included)
|Catalog||Hole Size||Area||Rod Size||Anchor||Weight||*Soil Class||3||4||5||6||7|
|Number||(in.)||(sq.in.)||(in.)||per ctn.||per ctn.||Soil Test (in. -lbs.)||500-600||400-500||300-400||200-300||100-200|
|6||115||5/8 – 3/4||6||51||24,500||20,500||17,000||14,000||9,000|
|8||135||5/8 – 3/4||6||51||26,500||22,000||18,500||15,000||10,000|
|A322103||10||200||5/8 – 3/4||4||71||31,000||26,500||21,000||16,500||12,000|
|A322123||12||300||1 – 1/4||2||58||40,000||34,000||26,500||21,500||16,000|
Add suffix G for hot dip galvanized anchors. Example: XP16G(E) REA Electrical Approved, item Z (T) REA Telephone Approved, item Z
*These numbers indicate type of soil:
- 3. Compacted clay and gravel mixed, shale, broken rock, hardpan.
- 4. Compacted sand, claypan, compacted gravel.
- 5. Loose sand, gravel and clay, compacted coarse sand.
- 6. Clay loam, damp clay, compacted sand fines, loose coarse sand.
- 7. Silt loam, loose sand fines, wet clay, miscellaneous fill.