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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model FPBB44

Internet #100655350

Store SKU #931073

Store SO SKU #592854

12-Gauge Black Powder-Coated E-Z Base

$15.76 /each
  • Easy installation of 4x4 wood posts on existing concrete
  • Easy to install in concrete with 1/2 in. Dia. anchors
  • Black Powder Coat Finish

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Replacing an entire fence can be an expensive and difficult task. Now it's easy for you to get your fence back in shape and your home back to looking its best. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a line of products designed specifically to help you make some of the most common fence repairs, easily and economically.

  • Allows easy installation of 4 in. x 4 in. wood posts on existing concrete
  • Easy to install in concrete with 1/2 in. Dia anchors
  • Made from 12-Gauge steel
  • Black powder-coat
  • Install with 1/4 in. SDS screws or 1/4 in. HDG lag screws

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will a veranda 4 X4 traditional vinyl post sleeve slip over this w/4x4 treated lumbber in it?

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Detroit, MI
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August 12, 2016
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Yes - it takes a little wiggling and messing with it but I was able to slide the veranda 4x4 vinyl sleeve down the post and over the ez base so that just the mounting flanges with bolts are visible.d
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Ft. Mitchell, KY
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May 31, 2016
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No. Not out of the box. I used them but had to saw a vertical expansion slit to allow passage over base. Slit was length of base height. Locate slit backside to obscure and filled with silicone caulk to weather proof. Veranda base cove will need modification to cover and pass over expanded jacket base.
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Richmolnd, VA
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May 20, 2016
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NO! The Veranda 4x4 sleeve will not fit. The outside dimension is 1/8" too wide.
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August 5, 2015
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Possibly. I used these with Trex vinyl post sleeves. I had to remove about 6 inches of spacers inside each post using a chisel, but that was easy. The bolts show on the outside of the sleeves unless you cover them using post sleeve skirts. My deck has pavers around the posts which covers the bolts and I use the sleeve skirts over the post base and pavers.
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June 11, 2015
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We can tell you the E-Z Base has an outside measurement (in both directions) of approximately 3 27/32" (3 5/8" inside dimension plus thickness of 12 gauge steel on both sides). We do not know the inside dimension of the vinyl post sleeve; this will need to be confirmed with the sleeve manufacturer. Thank you!
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Can these be used to anchor on pre cast concrete steps?

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July 27, 2013
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Ft. Mitchell, KY
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May 31, 2016
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Yes. I used these as post anchors for railing. I used Redhead wedge bolts to attach.
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Kihei, HI
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June 24, 2014
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Aloha, my guess, u can drill into the cement and install a post base with anchor bolts
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St. Louis, MO
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April 15, 2014
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It would be tricky because of the space limitations (surface area of the steps you have to work with). As well when the concrete screws are tighten they do push against the concrete so that any weakness in the concrete will causing the concrete to crack or worse a piece of concrete will break off.
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Damascus MD.
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November 19, 2013
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Yes,
You will need the right tools and anchors. A hammer drill, concrete drill bit about the same size of the anchors you are planning to use.
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Pleasanton, CA
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July 29, 2013
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Lefto,
The E-Z Base products are not tested/load rated; it would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to evaluate the suitability of this base for the specific application.
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will this fit over mailbox post .

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December 16, 2014
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Garland, Texas
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April 5, 2016
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This is for a 4x4 mailbox post.
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August 5, 2015
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Probably. The ID of these is 3-5/8 in. I used nominal 4x4 wood posts for a deck and they fit perfectly. I think most 4x4 posts would fit. Try the fit in the store.
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July 28, 2015
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It is made to fit over a 4x4 wood post, but has to be driven on with a lot of effort. I don't know about other types of post, but was unable to find a workable mailbox post at my local stores.
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December 22, 2014
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Mailbox posts can vary in size, but I can tell you the FPBB44 is sized for a nominal 4x4 post (3.5" x 3.5" actual).
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What kind & size of fasteners are needed to attach this to existing concrete

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August 6, 2016
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You have to get specific concrete bolts to attach it, and need a high-powered drill (I used a hammer drill). I got my bolts at Menards, and you have to follow the instructions on the package very carefully. I am a novice and a very senior citizen (70s) woman and I had no problem attaching it.
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Ft. Mitchell, KY
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June 12, 2016
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I used 1/2" Redhead wedge bolts, 3-1/2 " long. Very Strong system.
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April 10, 2016
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The base needs to be installed with 1/4 in. SDS screws or 1/4 in. HDG lag screws.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Incompatible product Could not use this product to hold 4x4 posts as the vinyl post sleeves would not fit over this product July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Strong, limited purpose unless modified. I used this product for solid post anchor over existing concrete. Needed to trim with of base 4 x 4 to fit. Used Redhead 1/2inch wedge bolts. Using Veranda vinyl post jacket had to cut vertical expansion slit in jacket to allow jacket to fit over base. Positioned slit to back, out of sight position, will fill with white silicone caulk to moisture proof modification. Tip..countersink post screw holes so screw heads will lay shallow for jacket slide fit. Worth effort as final job looks great as stair rail project.Will need to modify Veranda base cove to allow fit over anchor bolts and plate. May 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lowes has a better one We ended up installing this to existing concrete for a free standing fence post with a fence on one side and a gate on the other. The thing that could be improved on the product is the ability to see when your post gets to the bottom and being able to bolt the fence post in instead of screwing it. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product ! They are pricey but well worth it if you are securing to concrete. Solid as a rock. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for mail boxes. Consider other options first for structural strength needs. I used for of these to secure the 4x4 for my porch railing. They are very stable on corners but on the ends of the rail consider mounting the holes to the outside. They holes are not square. They are rectangular in location. There will be a little leeway. Also make sure to tighten all anchors equally and check for substrate strength. Not strong enough for fence poles over 6 feet. April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Made project easy. The post brackets worked great. Made this project of building a small fence around my trash cans easy. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent option This product works great. It's strong and sturdy. If our can't dig a hole, this should great option April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Made attaching 4 x 4x 8ft post on to cement a no brainer. Aloha, happened to see these on the Home Depot website as I was trying to find something to attach a 4 X 4 X 8 ft post to cement. BTW they are dark green, I was only able to get 5 of the ten I needed at the local store, so ordered another 5. when I got to the store they discovered they had two more, inventory control, a little sloppy. I ordered the five on parcel shipping, no charge for shipping, I guess they include it in shipments to the store, but I was surprised when they delivered to my house. Great, didn't have to drive to the store to pick them up. Used a Black and Decker heavy duty corded drill. and a 3/8 masonry bit, of course drilling into cement a not the easiest thing to do. Discovered that the holes in the base were not exactly correct, but buy tying each position I found a close fit to the bolts( I used 3/8 x 3in anchor bolts). The 4 X 4 slipped easily in the base and tightened the clamp bolts and have a solid post for mounting a 2 X X 20 ft board to three posts. June 24, 2014
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