Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wyoming I needed to install railing on concrete and this system is the only way to do it. You will need to use a good hammer drill. You can use the extra steel backer plate as a pattern. I would start to drill a hole. If it started to wonder off I would go to another hole. Drill a hole. Tap in the anchor bolt. tighten down the nut and drill another hole. The one hole the started to wonder off I would go back and drill the with the steel plate bolted down using it to properly locate the hole. Remove the four nuts and plate. Now bolt down the inner steel post with plastic sleeves and outer post. Now you are ready to attach railing and glue down post top.
This product does what it is designed to do and does it well.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by damien Perfect
This product is easy to install and very secure for your project.
October 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Geo Ok product
Difficult to work with .
You ask my opinion and gave it to you
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mainstjay Worked well
Since I had no 4x4 posts on the ares of my deck where the railing was to go, I installed four of these and they gave me a secure base to fasten my railing to.
July 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Terry Post install kit does not fit post jackets!
The post install kit is sold for use the the Veranda post jacket. However, the 2 plastic post inserts do not fit in the post jacket. they needed substantial sanding (around ⅛") off two sides of the post inserts. Even then, a lip on the inserts extend outside the jacket.
On the plus side, the leveling plate mechanism works great but only if you have the proper screw ... Not included with the kit.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Solid
If you need an easy and solid way to attach your deck posts/sleeves to your deck surface and rails, then this is the product you want.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by grumpy Post install kit - insert dimensions did not match post
The post install kit was supposed to work with Veranda posts, however the dimensions of the plastic fitting of the post inserts which fit on the metal shaft were slightly larger than the post interior so, if driven in to the post, the post cracked. I had to manually sand down the inserts to make them fit. Additionally, the screws which came with the railing install kit were too long to work well with the post kit. If the post install kit matched the post and proper length screws were provided, I would give it high marks for quality and value.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Very solid posts, good materials
Very solid posts, heavy duty metal construction. However, when installing the rails (with the recommended hardware) go to the tools section and buy a few hardened or carbon steel drill bits (it calls for 5/32 inch drill bits to pre-drill). I 'had' a half-dozen of that size, regular drill bits, none of which made it past putting-up the first rail - they all broke, no matter how careful I was in drilling.
I believe it was due to the angle of the hole being drilled (not straight into the metal post - read your instructions carefully). Bought carbon steel drill bits (a bit more expensive - 2x the cost of a regular drill bit), but it took me less time to install the last four rails than it did to install the first one.
June 12, 2016