Jan 26, 2023, 01:43 PM
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.
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Jan 28, 2023, 12:16 AM
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:
Jan 29, 2023, 07:00 PM
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.
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