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Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

(OP)
What is the best post-applied fastener to secure an aluminum 6061 frame to concrete to minimise galvanic corrosion. I know the aluminum has to be isolated from the concrete for alkalinity reasons.
Thanks, in advance...

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RE: Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

Can you air gap the aluminum to concrete connection? This is your best option. Use studs with stand-offs.

RE: Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

(OP)
I was thinking of a spacer that kept them from contact. My biggest concern is the galvanic corrosion of the fastener and the aluminum.

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RE: Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

If you can air gap it, it will never sit in standing water so the galvanic corrosion problem should be minimal. Think of an aluminum wheel fastened to a steel brake rotor with steel fasteners. You can also isolate the fasteners using hard fiber washers made from materials like Garolite G-10.

RE: Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

(OP)
Thanks... used an EPDM separator.

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RE: Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

That will likely work but I used the air gap term because aluminum is subject to crevice corrosion. Due to the uneven surface of concrete, a rubber isolator may not seal very well against the aluminum and may create many sites for crevice corrosion. You can be the judge on that.

RE: Secure 6061 Aluminum to Concrete

(OP)
I wasn't aware of crevice corrosion... need a smooth concrete surface with smooth neoprene. Thanks... I posted this in structures for additional response...

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