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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model # EPB44PHDG

Internet # 100506799

Store SKU # 621044

Store SO SKU # 592854

4 in. x 4 in. 12-Gauge Hot-Dip Galvanized Pier Block Elevated Post Base

$15.43 /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
  • Hot-dip galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 3/4 in. Dia. anchor bolt and 16d common nails or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
10.313 
Product Height (in.) 
3.25 
Product Width (in.) 
3.563 

Details

Base Type 
Elevated Base 
Gauge 
12 
Material 
Steel 
Number of Pieces 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.7 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
Yes 

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4 in. x 4 in. 12-Gauge Hot-Dip Galvanized Pier Block Elevated Post Base
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When this is embedded in concrete, how is it adjustable?

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July 23, 2013
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April 30, 2015
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Dave, see that nut and washer on the bolt stem? The bolt inserts into the pier block/concrete pad hole, FLOATING, and the nut/washer assembly moves up and down to lower/raise the height of the hanger. (The washer rests on the surface of the concrete.) Just drop the base in the concrete hole - don't cement or epoxy it in!
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April 7, 2015
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I filled these blocks with concrete surrounding a metal conduit for the pier to slip into after it is set up. then you can adjust it with a wrench to level etc.
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May 28, 2014
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I is not designed to be embedded, they are used with the concrete blocks. You can embed a thin wall pipe to set it in within the concrete, then use the adjustable function.
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July 25, 2013
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Dave,
When embedding in wet concrete, the EPB44PHDG is to be adjusted to the desired height prior to setting the base. The 5/8" rod must be embedded a minimum of 4". Please see the following link for complete information, including installations secured with epoxy or supported by a nut: http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/epb44t.asp#.
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Can the EPB44PHDG be used with concrete pier blocks without set epoxy?

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August 24, 2014
Planning on using 6 sets of the concrete pier blocks with these post bases but not sure if the nut and washer would be sufficient to hold up a 10x12 deck without epoxy.
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Central Washington
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April 30, 2015
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I have used these for years, without epoxy, and never had a problem. If you are worried about wind uplift, then add in-ground hurricane tie-downs secured to the deck frame. We are still enjoying the10x12 and 8x16 decks here after more than a decade... The pier blocks were set level and have not shifted at all. (And we get gusts of up to 80 MPH!)
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August 26, 2014
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August 26, 2014
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The EPB44PHDG can be used with concrete pier blocks without set epoxy however it would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to calculate the demand loads for the deck and specify the appropriate connectors based on those loads, local building codes, etc. The published download values apply when secured with epoxy, supported by a nut or embedded in wet concrete; uplift loads do not apply when Read More
The EPB44PHDG can be used with concrete pier blocks without set epoxy however it would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to calculate the demand loads for the deck and specify the appropriate connectors based on those loads, local building codes, etc. The published download values apply when secured with epoxy, supported by a nut or embedded in wet concrete; uplift loads do not apply when installed to a pier block. Read Less
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Weight limit

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What is the weight limit that these can handle? Thanks.
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June 13, 2016
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No weight limit is given, but the allowable load for the product is 1035/725 with a download of 3465.
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June 13, 2016
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The EPB44PHDG has an allowable download capacity of 3,670 lbs. The uplift capacity depends on the anchoring adhesive used: 1,265 lbs. if installed with SET-XP and 985 lbs. if installed with AT-XP. Thank you!
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these can be used for solid concrete also by drilling hole for the anchor bolt , or can they ?

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It depends on the thickness of the concrete pad you are drilling into. I would sure want at least 6" of concrete depth in order to keep that post/beam holder from wobbling around... If your pad is only about 4" thick, then do some serious cross-bracing on that post!
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October 7, 2014
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Yes, the EPB44PHDG can be used in existing concrete. Drill a 7/8" diameter hole 4" deep minimum and fill the hole halfway with SET epoxy or drill a 13/16" diameter hole 4" deep minimum and fill the hole halfway with AT adhesive. Insert the EPB44PHDG and adjust to the desired height. The threaded rod shall be embedded a mimimum of 3 1/2". Minimum sidecover is 3" from the center of the threaded rod for Read More
Yes, the EPB44PHDG can be used in existing concrete. Drill a 7/8" diameter hole 4" deep minimum and fill the hole halfway with SET epoxy or drill a 13/16" diameter hole 4" deep minimum and fill the hole halfway with AT adhesive. Insert the EPB44PHDG and adjust to the desired height. The threaded rod shall be embedded a mimimum of 3 1/2". Minimum sidecover is 3" from the center of the threaded rod for both products. Thank you! Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use The pins fit into the pier block easily, without a lot of slop, to provide a solid hold. The bolt is easy to get to and to turn. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strong, adjustable, easy to work with product When expanding the deck, I tried this approach using 12X12 concrete blocks with this product. It made the leveling so much easier and at the same time distribute the weight better than digging a small hole. I just wish I used this method earlier... April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked like a charm! I used this to shore up a sagging deck. The ability to use a crescent wrench to slowly work the deck back to level was easy on the back and the mind. I highly recommend these for this purpose. They fit perfect on a pressure treated 4x4. July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install after the hole was drilled in the concrete. This product made it easy to level up my patio cover. combined with the Simpson strong Epoxy to anchor it, it should last for years September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product that does what it's designed to do. I've used this product before and it's ideal for being able to adjust a deck that may start to settle. It works great and I'd recommend it. July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great This item worked exactly as intended. It allowed me to set the fence posts above the ground and yet they were stable. July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product. Refurbishing a boat dock. Had to lift the deck up slightly to install new posts. Used this in the end of a 4X4 and lifted the deck. Worked like a charm. July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for fine-tuning level on decks! I have used these for years, and am VERY pleased with performance, ease of installation and adjustment, and versatility. I built 'floating' unattached decks on our home and my parents' place with these adjustable post/beam holders, and have been able to make occasional adjustments to level as needed in areas where ground settled slightly. I have worked on mobile/manufactured home sets, and use a similar pier-building method. Clear away all vegetation down to undisturbed soil, scrape out a level area at least 16 inches by 16 inches, lay down a 16x16 by 4" thick concrete pad, set dry-stack pier of cross-stacked 8x8x16 hollow-core concrete block as needed to bring up elevation, cap with 2" thick concrete pad, add pier block and drop in the holder. (If you have problems getting your pier site perfectly level, you can dump some pea gravel in the hole, compact it, then set that first concrete pad and wiggle it a little until it is level.) Just build up your level footing piers, add a pier block, drop in an adjustable holder (crank it down to the lowest possible elevation so you have room to go up if necessary,) and start setting your beams. Adjust the level as needed while you are working on the beam framing, and you are good to go! If you are building a ground-floor deck that would otherwise require support posts due to elevation, you can avoid posting by building piers and then carefully adding back-fill (soil or mulch) around the piers. (NEVER set piers on new, soft fill material!) A big advantage of using these holders is that you are able to make repeated adjustments to level even tho working ALONE! It really helps when you don't have any help! April 30, 2015
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