Wall anchor

wall anchor

[′wȯl ‚aŋ·kər]
(building construction)
A steel strap fastened to the end of every second or third common joist and built into the brickwork of a wall to provide lateral support. Also known as joist anchor.

Wall anchor

A type of anchor used to tie the walls to the floors and hold them firmly in place.

beam anchor, joist anchor, wall anchor

A metal tie used to anchor a beam or joist to a wall, or to tie a floor securely to a wall.

wall anchor

A wrought-iron clamp, often decorative, on the exterior side of a brick building wall that is connected to the opposite wall by a tie rod to prevent the walls from spreading apart; same as anchor, 10.
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Ikea is ready to send a crew to install the wall anchor for customers who don't want to do it themselves, the CPSC said.
A new type of dissipative wall anchor solves the issues of how to protect heritage buildings in some of the most earthquake-prone parts of the world.
Take the tin down, drill out the holes, and insert a wall anchor (Rawlplug) into each.
Technical parameters of the quay walls after accidents decrease that means decrease quay walls payloads, mooring bollards capacity, possibilities of the quay wall anchor system and other technical parameters.
To begin, remove the screw from the hollow wall anchor. Wind the plumbing washer onto the screw until it reaches the screw base and secure with a small drop of epoxy glue.
WALLCLAW ANCHOR[TM] is a one piece, drivable wall anchor designed for use in both 1/2-inch and 5/8 inch drywall.
5 Next, pop the hollow wall anchor fixing through the hole.
This first hole is for the tightening screw of a friction control that consists of a 2 1/2-inch-long hollow wall anchor with a 1/4-inch bolt and long shank (specified with a 1/4L designation).
The types of fasteners now available on the site in larger volume, according to Industrial Leaders officials include nuts, bolts, screws (self-drilling, drywall, tapping, SEMS & machine screws), rivets, sockets, anchors, cable ties, grease fittings, pipe plugs, spacers & standoffs, nylon inserts, washers, retaining rings, electronic hardware, Mil-Spec fasteners, pins and fastening systems, as well as related tools such as wall anchor setting and rivet guns.
* The bolt, hollow wall anchor is installed separately from the fixture, permitting the fixture to be removed without dislodging the anchor.
Wall anchor systems are a good alternative to removing and rebuilding basement walls.
Moen (yeah, the faucet company) developed a great wall anchor system for attaching bathroom grab bars.