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Economy Fastener (36-Pack)

  • Offers superior protection for durable holds in a hurricane
  • Easy to install, these fasteners work best for vertical surfaces
  • Designed for use with AstroGuard fabric
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Product Overview

Installation building fatener anchors are designed to be used with AstroGuard fabric. This fastener anchor taps into most building materials, offering superior holding power for superior hurricane protection. Best used on vertical surfaces due to the exposed stud, these fasteners ease the installation process of your precut AstroGuard fabric and installation clips, making most openings a one person job when it's time to put up or take down your protective coverings.
  • Designed to be used with hurricane fabric/AstroGuard fabric and clips only
  • This deluxe fastener anchor allows for a flush mount without exposed threads and can be used on vertical and horizontal surfaces
  • Coated and stainless materials resist rust
  • Patented design assures unsurpassed holding power in most building materials
  • Easy installation with simple hand and power tools. Uses special deluxe anchor driver available separately
  • Once the fastener anchor is installed, no tools are required to deploy the fabric covering the opening. Simple finger-tightened wingnuts are used to attach the fabric to the exposed stud
  • Paintable thread cover included for aesthetics

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
.25
Product Height (in.)
1
Product Width (in.)
1

Details

Builders Hardware Product Type
Exterior Shutter Hardware
Finish
Silver
Finish Family
Silver
Material
Galvanized Steel
Package Quantity
36
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Shutter clamping system

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10-year limited.

Questions & Answers

47Questions15Answers

How long is the 1/4-20 threaded end? Will this work for installing 3/4 plywood?

Asked by JuanTwoThree August 29, 2020
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Answer

The Economy Fastener has a 1/4-20 threaded length of 1". Wingnut thickness is 1/4". 3/4" plywood will work, however, unpainted plywood will warp and swell after getting wet.

Can you use this on hardie board sighting

Asked by J757890 August 19, 2020
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Answer

Yes you can. The Hardi board will typically be over the wood frame structure, however, it is sometimes on a masonry structure. It is advisable to use an optional longer anchor to ensure the proper embedment in the structural framing. Determine the thickness of the Hardi board and be aware of a ship lap type installation which will add more depth prior to embedment in the framing member.

I am seeing only 1" stainless anchors. Where do I find 4" shutter wall anchors? Thank you.

Asked by Jim August 14, 2020
1
Answer

Both the Male Panelmate (the Economy Anchor) and Female Panelmate can be ordered in optional longer lengths (4.5"). I am unsure what you mean by "shutter wall" anchors.

I know these are galvanized, but are they (a) hot dipped galvanized or (b) zinc electroplat...

Asked by jim July 29, 2020
1
Answer

The manufacturer is Elco and they use a proprietary anti corrosion coating they call Stalguard.

If these are only 1" long. How can they possibly hold hurricane shutters in place?!

Asked by jim July 28, 2020
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Answers

The correct answer is as follows: If these anchors are only 1 inch long, as stated in HD's listing, then they could not possibly hold the shutters in place on a properly constructed woodframe building. Even if "1 inch" refers only to the length of the lag screw portion, they still won't hold properly, because fasteners for shutters must be embedded in the main framing members (wood studs, headers, cripples) to a depth sufficient to provide a withdrawal resistance of 300 lbs per fastener. Attaching shutters to a window frame, no matter how sturdy, is not permissible according to code. Even if your shutter material is very thin shutter, there would still be at least a 7/16" layer of exterior siding/sheathing before you get to the studs, so you would only have 1/2" (not including the tapered point of the screw) of penetration into the stud. For concrete block construction, you might get away with 3/4" penetration, provided you used the right anchors and installed them properly, but most people wouldn't have the knowledge, skills or patience to select the right anchors or install them correctly. On the other hand, if "1 inch" refers only to the length of the machine screw portion, then the question is impossible to answer until one contacts the manufacture for the missing, and very critical specification, which is that the lag screw portion is 2-1/2 inches long. That being the case, this item is long enough to both penetrate the main members to the correct depth (1-1/8 inch) in southern yellow pine studs as long as whatever combination of sheathing and siding is not more than about 3/4" thick. On the other hand, if SPF (spruce/pine/fir) studs are used, the required depth is over 2 inches, so these fasteners would be inadequate.

will these work on stucco ?

Asked by jmanbq July 25, 2020
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Answer

Since stucco is a decorative coating, it is not considered structural and you must adhere to the minimum embedment requirements (1 3/4" in concrete, 1 1/4" in hollow block and 1 7/8" in wood). The Economy Fastener has a thread length of 2 1/4", so most thin stucco coatings will be OK. Thick coatings of stucco might require using the optional 3 1/4" Fastener.

Do these work for steel hurricane panels?

Asked by PropertyManager July 11, 2020
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Answer

The Economy fastener can be used for metal panels that use washered wingnuts.

can these be used on a cement block-stucco building

Asked by steve June 10, 2020
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Answers

Use with lead anchors or use Tapcon concrete screws. Mike

What are the length of the posts?

Asked by MK June 6, 2020
1
Answer

I assume your reference to "posts" means the length of the 1/4-20 threaded portion of the anchor. It is 1" in length to accommodate the thickness of the clip and a fully engaged wingnut.

What is the length of the anchor that gets screwed into the wall?

Asked by kfayfay June 3, 2020
2
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2 inches

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Customer Reviews

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  • 83% recommend this product
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NOT for fastening to Concrete Block wall
I do not ussually leave a review. However, with this product, I will make an exception. If you have a concrete/block wall do NOT order this product. It works great for a stick-frame building. However, the fastener is not designed for use in Concrete. The drive portion of the fastener is far too soft. It strips out The concept is ingenious. However, it does not work in concrete/block installations Maybe TapCon can come up with something that actually works. If it were possible to give zero stars I would.
by steve
1 person found this helpful
Top quality. Have used them before.
Top quality. Have used them before.
by Lester
Just finished installing these on a few of the windows. They are actually very easy to install an...
Just finished installing these on a few of the windows. They are actually very easy to install and should make securing the windows with the Astrogard Window Fabric a breeze. I spray painted them Almond to match the trim color to minimize the fasteners.
by JoJa81
1 person found this helpful
The fasteners work well. Made our own hurricane shutters with your 1/2 in plywood. Saved alot doi...
The fasteners work well. Made our own hurricane shutters with your 1/2 in plywood. Saved alot doing it ourselves.
by Dartman
1 person found this helpful
These work great and easy to install with a 18 Volt impact driver, a 7/64 cement drill bit, and a...
These work great and easy to install with a 18 Volt impact driver, a 7/64 cement drill bit, and a 3/16 nut driver, 1/4 inch drill bit and a wing nut driver is also good to have. Drill the holes in the panels with the 1/4 drill bit then hold the panel over the window and mark the holes on the house. Drill the concrete holes with the 7/64 bit then use the impact gun and nut driver to install the bolts. Put the panel up and install the wing nuts, don't over tighten then. Note: A 3/16 concrete bit is to small and you will strip the nut driver, a 1/4 is too big and they won't tighten properly, the 7/64 is perfect. All in all ,it is pretty simple if you take your time and pay attention to detail.
by Rob
9 people found this helpful
The best and really easy to install
The best and really easy to install
by Ron
very good as I expected...
very good as I expected...
by Bing
Good product. Galvanized coating seems to be of good quality.
Good product. Galvanized coating seems to be of good quality.
by KauaiHD
Exactly what i was looking for...
Exactly what i was looking for
by PETER
They are great and easy to use...
They are great and easy to use
by HomeDepotCustomer
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