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Simpson Strong-Tie ZMAX Galvanized Half Base

Simpson Strong-Tie

ZMAX Galvanized Half Base

$11.67 /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 BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base applications.

  • Provides a positive connection for a post to a wood deck
  • Stronger than angled nailing or screw fastening
  • Reduces the chance of the post splitting and eliminates nailing into end grain
  • Not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports)
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 16d common nails or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws

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I'm looking to attach 2 half bases around a square vinyl post that is 6 1/2 inches wide. Would this be large enough?

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No, the product is only 5 1/2 inches. You can however purchase two 90 degree plates to allow for a wide post.
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ZMAX Galvanized Half Base is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Designed for 6X6 post (5.5X5.5) but too small. When you are replacing rotten support posts, you have to move quickly. So trying to squeeze a post into these is a headache. I suspect a seasoned 6X6 might fit better, but these posts are not given time to season, so the base has to spread to accommodate. At over $11 each, I expect better.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product / over priced The product works great. I did have to drill additional holes for better screw placement to secure it, but this was quick and easy. It is thin, yet strong and easy to cover with trim. Finding the same product later at a hardware store for half the price was frustrating.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product These brackets were used in the repair of a 16"X14" wooden deck. They made fastening 2"X6" very simple and quick!
Date published: 2014-07-22
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