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ABU ZMAX Galvanized Adjustable Standoff Post Base for 6x6 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: 6 in. x 6 in.
  • Made from 10-Gauge steel
  • Z-MAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 16d common nails
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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
6x6
Product Depth (in.)
5
Product Height (in.)
6.0625
Product Width (in.)
5.5

Details

Base Type
Standoff Post Base
Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
12
Material
Steel
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
4.87
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

27Questions19Answers

Can these be buried underground?

Asked by Tom May 12, 2021
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Answers

I would call simpson strong tie technical help.Their webpage says....... If you have an urgent concern, please call us at (800) 999-5099

Are these post base compatible with green treat posts?

Asked by Linda March 25, 2021
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The ABU66Z has the Z-MAX finish which provides a medium level of corrosion protection and can be used with treated wood in many applications. Please see the Corrosion information at the following link to determine the recommend finish based on the treated wood being used and the environment where it is being installed: https://www.strongtie.com/solutions/corrosion. Thank you!

What should I do if the cap plate touches the top of the anchor bolt nut? The included washer is...

Asked by Bill December 13, 2020
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Have you installed ABU66Z with a square washer that was supplied with the base and round washer that was supplied with Grip-Rite anchor bolt? If so, that may be the problem. Do not use the round washer - just the square thick washer and nut. Regards.

Would this adequately support a post to which a heavy gate is attached or would I need to use L-b...

Asked by Vic September 7, 2020
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Answer

Is the post supported at the top? If so, the post base is probably adequate. If the post is free standing, definitely not.

How do you anchor this brace in concrete

Asked by Jeff May 3, 2020
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The ABU66Z anchors to the concrete with a 5/8" diameter anchor; it is up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the anchor bolt type, length and embedment. There isn't enough information provided, but please feel free to call our Engineering Support Department (800-999-5099) with further details and while we cannot specify, they can direct you to anchorage options. Thank you!

I am going to use this one to support a 6x6 post. The post height is about 1.5 ft. I am going to ...

Asked by Gary April 30, 2020
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Yes, these are designed for use w/ 1/2" anchor bolts. Be very precise on how much bolt protrudes so you don't have to trim them - thickness of bracket, washer, lock washer, nut & a thread or two. Built a cabin resting on 6x6's notched to hold double 2x6 carrying beams. Rock solid!

The instructions say to use 16d (3.5" nails) but the post is a 6x6, so its only 5.5" wide. Wont t...

Asked by PlywoodQuestion December 22, 2019
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I didn't use nails, I used 1/2 inch bolts, 13 thread and nuts. I drilled through those two holes in the Simpson Strong-Tie (1/2 inch) and secured it with two bolts.

The description says 12 gauge and the specifications say 10 gauge. Which is it?

Asked by Leo April 22, 2019
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Answer

Actually both...the base portion of the ABU66Z is 12 gauge and the strap portion is 10 gauge. Thank you!

Can post base be installed on existing concrete slab? How can I installed it?

Asked by FN November 10, 2018
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Yes would be my answer... I drilled a hole with a hammer drill, put in some cement specific epoxy in the hole, dropped a stainless steel bolt in, and allowed to cure. Waited for the following weekend to put up a huge pergola, and it’s been solid ever since... I hope that helps

Can this base be installed with Simpson SD structural screws #10 2-1/2” in place of 16d common na...

Asked by olsaff October 5, 2018
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No, but it can be installed using bolts, see Simpson Specifications

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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely awesome product for joining post to concrete. I bought 11 of these, and the rigidity o...
Absolutely awesome product for joining post to concrete. I bought 11 of these, and the rigidity of the post after securing, nailing, and thru-bolts is amazing. Like the 1” offset that will help protect the post from water damage.
by Terry
Product very study and came well packaged. Only complaint is the width of the standoff was close...
Product very study and came well packaged. Only complaint is the width of the standoff was closer to 5.75 inches versus 6.00 inches. Ended up shaving off about 1/4 inch to make it fit with my post. Used the recommended heat treated nails to attach to the post, and added in a couple Simpson Strong support braces for the two open sides. Worked well, just wish the dimensions were truly 6 x 6.
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High quality, strong galvanized post base!...
High quality, strong galvanized post base!
by LINDA
Product was great, easy to use....
Product was great, easy to use.
by AARON
Perfect for 6 by 6 post...
Perfect for 6 by 6 post
by HomeDepotCustomer
These are the post bases you want for any application...
These are the post bases you want for any application involving a concrete further or Pier. They make a variation for rough cut six by sixes as well
by Handyman
Big strong brackets but there crazy expensive Simpson offers cheaper...
Big strong brackets but there crazy expensive Simpson offers cheaper options
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