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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model # EPB44

Internet # 100375183

Store SKU # 786035

4 in. x 4 in. 12-Gauge Elevated Post Base

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$10.71 / each



Model # EPB44

Internet # 100375183

Store SKU # 786035

Store SO SKU # 592854

Post and Column Bases secure the bottom of posts or columns to concrete and are perfect for decks or patio covers. Models are available for attaching to existing hardened concrete, wet concrete, as well as wood. The EPB series provides a connection between a post (or column) for decks, patio covers and other top-supported structures.

  • Added standoff adjustability to suit a variety of applications
  • Install in wet concrete
  • Provides the code-required 1 in. standoff when properly installed, allows up to 2-1/2 in. of standoff above concrete (if desired)
  • Not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports)
  • Made from 12-Gauge steel
  • Simpson Strong-Tie Gray Paint
  • Install with 16d common nails or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws

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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Base Type 
Elevated Base 
Number of Pieces 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.52 lb 
Warranty / Certifications
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not recommended for non top-supported installations Easy to use, but WOBBLY. I wasn't aware that these were a bad idea to use for a trellis until I I was half done with the build and noticed it swaying in the wind. The information posted here: "Not recommended for non top-supported installations" was not posted in my local Home Depot store where I purchased them. They were merely piled up in a torn-up box with a price tag below. If I wasn't a construction bone-head, I may have known better…. These are probably fine for whatever they're intended for, and they look sturdy, but for those doing fences, trellises, etc., they're not going to provide a very stable base. April 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by well made product This post base is does what it is intended to to. It is designed to be set into poured concrete. It is not intended to be in a fence or mailbox application. It is intended to be used in combination with other posts/ colunms and bracing. April 11, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Make sure you read the description. This is NOT for fences. Unfortunately, I failed to see that in the product description, bad on me. Something that looks like it's made for fencing and is available in the regular store (which is where I bought it) is definitely not for fencing. It probably works fine,, as the description says, if you use it for a carport or something, but for regular fencing, it's definitely wobbly- not solid at all. On top of that, it's only intended for pressure treated lumber- does not fit with cedar- meaning that you have to trim or sand the 4x4's before you put them in. Just be aware of what this product is and what it's not. July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Did the job in repairing a grape arbor. I repaired the four 4x4 rotting cedar post on a grape arbor by sawing them off and then setting the supports in concrete in the existing holes where the posts had been set in concrete. Worked great. August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by strong well made, works, Made in the USA! wow didnt know that happend anymore.... January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product was easy to install This product was delivered on time, was very easy to install and I expect will provide a long usable life. November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good produce I used 12 of these in a support for solar panels. I was particularly concerned with the uplift forces, so I chose these. I live in Wyoming and the wind can be very strong. So far they haven't had to withstand more than 40 mph winds, but they didn't even shake in that. Simpson Strong Tie makes good products and this is no exception. May 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by easy to put in, very wobbly Went in easy, hard to know it's set for a plumb post. It leaves each post with a lot of wobble which is OK on the non-end posts, but gets worse near the end of a length of fence and is really bad on a gate post. I like that it holds the post above ground and that the post is easily replaceable but it's not worth it to me February 11, 2012
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