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ABU ZMAX Galvanized Adjustable Standoff Post Base for 4x4 Nominal Lumber

  • Adjustable post base designed for versatility
  • Great for use on patios and decks
  • Easy to install
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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 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: 4 in. x 4 in.
  • Made from 12-Gauge steel plates; 16-Gauge steel base cover
  • Z-MAX 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
3.5
Product Height (in.)
5.75
Product Width (in.)
4

Details

Base Type
Standoff Post Base
Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
16
Material
Steel
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1.867
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

25Questions17Answers

What is the name and dimension of embedied anchor screw that you place in wet concrete for futur anchoring?

Asked by ThiasMa April 15, 2021
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Answer

The ABU44Z requires a 5/8" diameter anchor. The anchor bolt type, length and embedment must be specified by the designer for the specific application. For a cast-in-place anchor, the SSTB may be an option. Thank you!

Which way should the bracket be turned to get the optimal plumbing and strength capability? Like ...

Asked by Vmac54 December 24, 2020
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Answer

The ABU base is not intended for fence/gate applications. Except for the MPBZ moment post base, post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and are therefore not recommended for non-top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports). Thank you!

Can you use simpson 1/2 mechanically- galvanized wedge anchor for this instead of 5/8 for anchori...

Asked by newdeckguy September 25, 2020
1
Answer

I would suggest you give simpson Strong tie a call.They would be able to give you the best answer. (800) 999-5099

how wide is the slot in the base? replacing posts with anchor bolt that's rusted and cannot get o...

Asked by worker August 19, 2020
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Answer

Hi Workder, thank you for your inquiry. Please find the dimensions of this item below: Nominal Post Size (in.) 4x4 Product Depth (in.) 3.5 Product Height (in.) 5.75 Product Width (in.) 4 We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

What makes them "adjustable". I need a base I can adjust up or down by about an inch.

Asked by kurt August 15, 2020
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Answer

They are not adjustable vertically. Typically you would do that by adjusting the exact height of the post itself. They are only adjustable in the horizontal plane

can I put (2) 2x10s sandwich together using this base??

Asked by jimmy May 7, 2020
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Answers

It is for a 4x4 which is 3.5 inches. Two 2x10s are 3 inches. So if you add a piece of 1/2 inch pressure treated plywood it will work but without a post it will be tough to get the right height.

Could I use this post base to make a punching bag stand? I am looking to build a Heavy Bag (120lbs) stand.

Asked by Brandon May 6, 2020
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Answers

Structural Engineer here, this likely won't work and it's definitely not designed to resist the moment due to the punching bag. I'm not sure why the manufacturer answered saying they don't make a product for your use, because they do. Try this: Simpson FPBB44, it has four anchors and can take out the overturning from the punching bag (depending on how hard you hit it).

can this be installed on sloped concrete...cut the post to match the slope and bend the metal uprights slightly. 30 degrees.

Asked by Jeff April 15, 2020
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Answer

We can only support the installation as designed/tested and is on a level surface. Also, we cannot support the field modification (bending) of our products (except where specifically noted in our catalog). Thank you!

Can I use this to hold 4x12 beams on top of concrete piers? My shed foundation currently consist...

Asked by Virginia April 12, 2020
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Answer

Not this model, but the ABU46Z can be used for beams. Please see the ABU page on our website for complete information - scroll down to "Allowable Loads - Beam Installation". Thank you!

Can this be used to attach posts for a deck to a concrete slab?

Asked by CoryG June 27, 2019
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Answers

If you check with your county permits office unless you live in a state that never freezes you need to pour footers for your posts that are below the frost line which a slab is not. The slab is also probably not thick enough to support the weight.

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Customer Reviews

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I LOVE using anything i can from simpson strong tie. Everything seems so heavy duty. I used two of these 4x4 post stands to build me a mailbox. Kinda pricey but you get what you pay for!
by RicoSuave1996
Excellent product, very sturdy...
Excellent product, very sturdy
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They worked very well
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Easy to install. Quality product
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by MountainMike
These are heavy duty brackets to mount your 4 x...
These are heavy duty brackets to mount your 4 x 4. I have used these in the past. The bottom plate keeps the 4 x 4 off the ground.
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Great product keeps my posts dry and well anchored. ...
Great product keeps my posts dry and well anchored. The only issue I had was the website showed several in 2 local stores that I visited only to discover they had none. Website still shows them in stock at those stores. Wasted more time trying to buy these from Home Depot than it took to install on my job
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