Where the sill plate is accessible on the inside, such as in an unfinished room or garage, the anchor bolts may simply be fitted from the inside of the house.
- Using the bracket as a template, drill through the sill plate with a wood bit of appropriate size
- Drill into the concrete below with a concrete bit using a hammer drill. It may be easier to drill a smaller pilot hole first
- Remove any cement dust from the hole with a vacuum cleaner. Using a "blow" attachment or a compressed air wand is more effective at removing dust at the bottom of the hole.
- Measure the depth of the hole with a probe to determine the bolt insertion depth.
- If using epoxy, pour epoxy into the hole and coat the rod with more resin
- Hammer the bolt into the hole until it is fully inserted. Fit a nut over the end of the bolt first to minimize burring of the bolt head, or to allow any burring to be removed by unthreading the nut.
- Remove the nut, fit the bracket over the bolt, replace the nut and tighten with a wrench.
- Bolt or nail the bracket to the stud. Drill pilot holes somewhat smaller than the nail or lag bolt diameter to minimize splitting of the wood.