Free 186 More Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Coupon code for 20% off membership: SPRING20

User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Custom plugs for drop-in anchors

  1. #1
    earz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Thanked 75 Times in 11 Posts

    earz's Tools

    Custom plugs for drop-in anchors

    I recently installed some drop-in anchors in my garage floor to bolt my manual tire changer down. I wanted a way to keep dirt out of the threads when the tire changer was put away, so I 3D modeled and printed some custom plugs.

    Hope you guys find it useful.

    Save 20% on Membership

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to earz For This Useful Post:

    BuffaloJohn (Jan 27, 2023), butlerandrew (Jan 28, 2023), Jon (Jan 26, 2023), kboy0076 (Jan 31, 2023), metric_taper (Jan 29, 2023), Scotty1 (Jan 29, 2023), thevillageinn (Jan 28, 2023)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Thanked 1,783 Times in 1,593 Posts

    Thanks earz! We've added your Drop-In Anchor Plugs to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: earz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

    186 More Best Homemade Tools eBook

  4. #3
    Supporting Member metric_taper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Marion, Iowa
    Thanked 236 Times in 141 Posts

    metric_taper's Tools
    I did the same thing for my harbor freight tire changer, but mine is outdoors on the slab under a car port, which is exposed to rain and snow, and salt from my car. I used 1/2-13 bolts that I machined the hex down a bit to reduce the trip hazard, and innertube rubber washer gasket as a seal to keep water out under a steel washer. I also stuck lots of grease to displace any water that does leak in. So far this has worked to prevent the bolts from corroding in place.
    I don't have a 3D printer, but I like this solution, that has a much lower profile, and grease should not dissolve the plastic.

    186 More Best Homemade Tools eBook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts