0044315671906

Simpson Strong-Tie

Model ABA66Z

Internet #100375370

Store SKU #669436

Store SO SKU #592854

ABA 6x6 ZMAX Galvanized Adjustable Post Base

$17.68 /each

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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 AB series also offers adjustability around the anchor bolt to achieve optimum post placement. And many models provide a 1 in. standoff from the concrete to help avoid post-end rot from moisture.

  • Attaches a post to existing concrete for decks, patio covers and other top-supported structures
  • Features 1 in. standoff to help prevent rot at post end
  • Slotted for adjustability
  • Designed for versatility, cost-effectiveness and maximum uplift performance
  • Nominal Post Size: 6 in. x 6 in.
  • Made from 14-Gauge steel
  • Z-MAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 16d common nails or #10 x 1-1/2 Strong-Drive SD screws

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what size sakrete tube form should I use with this 6x6 base

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August 27, 2014
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Spokane, WA
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September 16, 2014
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I used 12". Actually I built a 12x 12 rectangle form because it was going to show, and frankly, because I am cheap. New code adopted in my area now requires that you have an 8" 24x24 footing under the pier or that the pier be 15" square or round - that is if it is part of a house, say a deck. That is way overkill as the previous code was just plain 12" and t he one before was less. Also code doesn't Read More
I used 12". Actually I built a 12x 12 rectangle form because it was going to show, and frankly, because I am cheap. New code adopted in my area now requires that you have an 8" 24x24 footing under the pier or that the pier be 15" square or round - that is if it is part of a house, say a deck. That is way overkill as the previous code was just plain 12" and t he one before was less. Also code doesn't require rebar, but I always use 2 or three pieces. Read Less
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September 10, 2014
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It depends upon your local code. My local code calls for 6" spacing between edge of post and edge of concrete, which means I must use 18" tube for 6x6 base.
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August 29, 2014
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It is up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the anchor bolt type, length and embedment to be used with the ABA66Z base. The amount of side cover required will depend on the bolt specified. Thank you!
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Blacksburg, VA, USA
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August 29, 2014
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I recommend the 12"
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Will this product will work with a 6x4 Coluem

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September 19, 2011
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Spokane, WA
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September 16, 2014
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No, but there are 4x6 versions of this available at Home Depot and they are cheaper!
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Blacksburg, VA, USA
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March 18, 2014
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No, it is for 6X6.
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Pleasanton, CA
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September 29, 2011
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The ABA66Z is sized for a 6x6 post; please see the ABA46Z Standoff Post Base for installing a 4x6 post.
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September 23, 2011
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Hello Ylie, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
This post base is for a 6x6.
The equivalent product for a 4x6 would be ABA46Z.
Here is the link to the correct base: http://www.homedepot.com/buy/lumber-composites/moulding-millwork/simpson-strong-tie/aba46z-4-in-x6-in-standoff-post-base-zmax-53606.html
I hope this helps,
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Is this post base a true 6 inches across?

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September 15, 2012
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Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
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September 2, 2014
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No. About 5 1\2 inches but so are most 6X6 posts.
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March 18, 2014
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No. It is the size of a 6X6 post, which is 5.5"X5.5".
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The ABA66Z is sized for a nominal 6x6 (5 1/2" x 5 1/2" actual). For a rough lumber 6x6 base with the Z-MAX finish please see the ABE66RZ (http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/ab-aba-abe-abu.asp) or ABW66RZ (http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/ABW.asp). Please visit your local Home Depot store to purchase or order this products.
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Model # ABA66Z Internet # 100375370 Store SKU # 669436 WHAT CODES DO THIS PRODUCT MEET? 2009 IRC

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September 16, 2014
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Yes, it meets code. In fact, per code you need an air gap between your concrete and untreated lumber. This post base is designed to do exactly that.
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The ABA66Z meets the 2006, 2009 and 2012 IRC, as well as the 2006, 2009 and 2012 IBC. Please see the following code report for complete details: http://www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_files/ICC-ES/esr-1622.pdf.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for the job This was the perfect anchor for our pergola. Very happy. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Post base I've used hundreds of these bases. Excellent quality and durability. They are a little pricey but well worth it to do the job right. July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely Useful My comments will not show verified purchase, but I am reporting on an installation of 2 of these brackets I made in 2001. I installed them in hardened concrete to support an overhead backyard deck extension of appx 10'x12' using wolmanized 6x6 posts. Nothing could be easier and the stand off from my constantly wet deck area is just what's needed. Those posts look like they were installed yesterday, and I could and would gladly use the area enclosed as the base for an upper deck area, it's that firm. Another reviewer posted twice that these could be pushed over by hand. Well, come to my house and let me show you what you did wrong. If you expected to be able to free-stand a post, you're on the wrong track. They are meant to support a post that's going to have horizontal attachments, like a sturdy fence gate, or decking corner posts. So buy with confidence, get the right kind of masonry bolts and the right sized masonry bit and go to town. May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strong-tie Highly recommend it and is easy to install. Pricey but worth it. June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AVOID buying at all cost!!! Do not buy this product. Completely weak and will not hold the post. I used them and if it was not for having to remove the posts and fill the holes... I would have pulled all of them out and returned them. I ended up having steel brackets made by a local welder to solve the problem. Take my advice... do not buy this product. Waste of money for 19 each. You can push the post over using two fingers.. That's how bad they are! I had steel brackets made for 10 bucks each and they are about a million times more strong. May 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pricey A little pricey but works as designed. A better review could be given in 15 years to determine if it withstood the elements. May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dont buy it... beware. SUPER WEAK!!! Please don't get tricked into thinking this will hold a 6 x 6 wood post. It will not. I bought six at almost twenty a piece. NOW>>>>.. I have to go have real steel angle cut to brace the post at a cost of 150. With this product you can push the post over with two fingers. It is not strong.... Either the post should be in the ground or have real braces made. Trust me.. You will waste your money on this model or even the higher ones. AVOID AVOID AVOID. I wasted my money... I can save you the headache April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great Putting up water tower and they worked great if needed again would buy April 13, 2016
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