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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model EPB44

Internet #100375183

Store SKU #786035

Store SO SKU #592854

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

$10.71 /each

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Product Overview

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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what is the diameter of the "post" @ bottom?

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April 13, 2013
on the Simpson strong tie, elevated post base EPB44 ?
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Bozeman montana
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September 15, 2015
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The posts we used are 6x4
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Webster Groves, MO, USA
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November 19, 2013
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approx. 1.25"
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Wyoming, USA
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May 14, 2013
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3 1/2 inches square. It fits the standard 4x4
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Pleasanton, CA
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April 15, 2013
Answer: 
poppabob,
The pipe at the bottom of the EPB44 has an outside diameter of 1 1/16".
http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/epb.asp#
Thank you!
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Can you use 4" x 6" posts?

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August 23, 2016
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August 23, 2016
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This can be connected to 4 x 6 posts.
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What is the allowable load(s) and required fasteners to use this elevated post base?

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April 26, 2016
I want to build a home, and need to know the allowable load and the type of fasteners required for the max load.
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May 2, 2016
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The EPB44 has an allowable download capacity of 3,465 lbs. The uplift capacity varies depending on wind/seismic design category and concrete; please see the load table on our website. This base requires a quantity of 8 - 16d common nails (0.162" diameter x 3 1/2" long). Thank you!
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Can these be used in concrete footings to hold up a home?

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April 20, 2016
I am looking at options for support to build my home. I've seen many use concrete footings, and they just place wood on top, but it doesn't seem very secure. I thought the elevated post bases would be a more secure way to affix 4x4's. Is this a good option ?
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April 26, 2016
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It would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connectors based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc. We can provide information specific to our products (i.e. allowable loads, required fasteners, etc.), but the Designer/Engineer can assist with design advice and best options. Thank you!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase I installed a small greenhouse and needed 6 of these brackets to build a footing for it to stand on. These worked well for me. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The anchors were easy to place inside my burke tubes and anchored tightly. The hole lined up to allow a carriage bolt The anchors were extremely easy to place and accepted my post November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very sturdy and easy to install in place. With the friendly and expert advice from the Home Depot staff, I made this purchase with confidence. November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked well This post base worked great with the curled tabs at the base once the cement set it is not going anywhere October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brilliant! this product was very helpful for our deck project, that needed a sturdy foundation We built a deck off of our second story bedroom suite. We used 9 ' posts and had to attach them to concert footings. This product served that purpose very well. This post base is very sturdy, and was easy to install. We are confident that we will have a long lasting sturdy deck. September 15, 2015
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 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 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
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