Using threaded rod is simple for anyone who has previously worked with various types of large screws and bolts, particularly carriage bolts. Stud bar works a lot like many types of standard bolts, with a few small differences.
For one thing, threaded rod is usually chosen in applications where the required length far exceeds that of most conventional screws or bolts. It is not at all unusual for 2’ or 3’ lengths of threaded rod to be used in heavy-duty or structural applications. Much thicker gauges tend to be widely available when shopping for screw rods than for even the largest commercial anchor bolts.
Whereas most bolts are only threaded at one end, true threaded rod more commonly features threading along its full length or at both ends. Unlike bolts, the required sections of threaded rod are typically cut to size from a longer piece, meaning that in most applications the threaded rod will not feature any type of head for hammering or driving the section more easily.
Aside from these differences, the actual method for installing a threaded bar is very similar to that for installing a bolt or screw. The precise step-by-step method for installing threaded rod as an anchor or pin will depend on the material you are driving it into. For certain materials like concrete and masonry, you will usually need to use a hammer drill and some form of adhesive anchor, as well as the rod itself.