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E-Z Base Black Powder-Coated Post Base for 4x4 Nominal Lumber

  • Makes repairing your fence easy and affordable
  • Allows easy installation of 4x4 wood posts on existing concrete
  • Powder-coated steel construction ensures reliable strength
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Product Overview

Replacing an entire fence can be an expensive and difficult task. Now it's easy for you to get your fence back in shape and your home back to looking its best. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a line of products designed specifically to help you make some of the most common fence repairs, easily and economically.
  • Allows easy installation of 4 in. x 4 in. wood posts on existing concrete
  • Easy to install in concrete with 1/2 in. Dia anchors
  • Made from 12-Gauge steel
  • Black powder-coat
  • Install with 1/4 in. SDS screws or 1/4 in. HDG lag screws
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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
6.825
Product Height (in.)
5.6
Product Width (in.)
3.825

Details

Base Type
Regular Post Base
Connector Finish
Powder coated
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
Decorative
Gauge
12
Material
Steel
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
3
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

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There are numerous comments that a 4 x 4 post will not fit into this without a sledge hammer ( an...

Asked by Homer August 1, 2017
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An update, the use of a hand belt sander, and about a minute'ish on each side the higth of the E-Z Base, and it only takes about 6 or 8 waks with the sledge hammer and its on tight without your arm getting tired. Just sand it a little more if you dont want to use the hammer at all. Have fun all

I'd like to use this to secure fence posts on the edge of an existing concrete slab. Is there a r...

Asked by Allan May 21, 2018
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Drill your holes and use resin anchors to set threaded rods in them (1/2" stainless steel?). Leave to set (very quick) and then tighten the assembly. There will be no expansion forces to crack the concrete. I used this method some 15 years ago to fasten wall plates to the foundations of my house that I was building and it is still standing.

Are these for 6x6 posts

Asked by GDE55 March 5, 2019
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No just for 4 x 4 posts ,wish they made same design for 6 x 6

Can these be used to attach deck posts to wood deck?

Asked by Felicialou May 8, 2019
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NEVER Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent rotation about the base and therefore are not recommended for non-top-supported installations such as fences or unbraced carports Warning: The E-Z Base and E-Z Spike products should not be used for solid fences in excess of 4' in height or that are unprotected from wind forces. These products are not rated for uplift loads, and should not be used with posts for overhead structures or any other structure that requires resistance to wind uplift loads. Notwithstanding the terms of the Limited Warranty, Simpson Strong-Tie does not guarantee, represent or warrant that this product will prevent or reduce damage caused by corrosion, or any seismic, wind, atmospheric, or other load-producing event.

What kind & size of fasteners are needed to attach this to existing concrete

Asked by noswalp April 9, 2016
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The instructions on the label say to use four 1/2-inch anchors to secured the base to concrete - that means fasteners (screws) of 1/2-inch diameter. There are two types of these fasteners - "expansion bolts" and heavy-duty anchor screws. To attach the wooden post to the base, use eight 1/4" SDS or Lag screws

Can this be used to mount the hinge post of a 4’ wide gate?

Asked by AndyR March 17, 2019
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I would think that would work as long as the gate is normal weight

What size hammer drill bit do I use for the wedge anchors? 1/2 inch? I see some people are using 3/8 .

Asked by Kev87 October 30, 2018
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Half-inch fasteners are what Simpson specifies.

can you use these to mount 4x4 to concrete slate for a pole building style pavilion instead of di...

Asked by GK December 30, 2018
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Yes, but tall heights and finding straight 4x4’s would be tough. Not knowing the loads your pavilion project would be subject to, like winds, rooof materials, etc a proper amount of planning would be necessary to make it a safe structure. Additionally, cross bracing would certainly be necessary, I’d look into timber frame suppliers and you might find a better solution for your particular project.

Can they be used on asphalt

Asked by Tony August 19, 2019
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Nothing to grab on asphalt.

How long will powder coating hold up, will this rust out quickly?

Asked by Jamie November 16, 2018
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Mine have been outside for 1 1/2 yrs, no signs of anything wrong. No fading, rust, nothing like that so far.

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With the proper anchors this thing is now holding up a 18x18 shelter over my patio. These are ama...
With the proper anchors this thing is now holding up a 18x18 shelter over my patio. These are amazing and simple to install.
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Best post support on the market. I needed support on...
Best post support on the market. I needed support on a second story deck and searched high and low for something I would trust with my families safety. Came across this one and was sold. Installed this and gave several hard tugs in each direction and it didn’t budge. Costs a bit more than others but you get what you pay for. If safety is a concern this is the only way to go.
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Good option for cement, but not long lasting
I have use these for about 10 years to put up a fence along my driveway. It’s the best option I can find to mount fence posts on a cement driveway; however, I am in the process of replacing them for the third time because they just eventually break after a few years. Last time I even doubled up my posts going every 3 feet, instead of every 6 feet, in hopes that they would last longer, after the last windstorm. Now I just replacing more brackets, did not really get any extra life out of them.
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We used lag screws to secure this to a sawed off tree stump. Then a 4x4 became the post for an el...
We used lag screws to secure this to a sawed off tree stump. Then a 4x4 became the post for an elevated cat platform. There is enough room within the base to make minor final adjustments to the angle and levelness of the post before securing with screws. The Simpson post base is very sturdy and should last a long time.
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These bases are life savers in places where you are...
These bases are life savers in places where you are unable to sink posts into the ground.
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We used the Simpson Strong-Tie E-Z Base for posts to stiffen our 8' X 18' two car garage door aga...
We used the Simpson Strong-Tie E-Z Base for posts to stiffen our 8' X 18' two car garage door against hurricane force winds. We secured them at the bottom by drilling holes in the concrete floor and dropping 1/2 inch bolts through the holes in the base into the holes in the concrete. It is more than strong enough with two 2X4s screwed together dropped into the base and secured at the top with a 2X4 between ceiling joists. The posts are easily to remove quickly and store when not in use. It is very strong and it's easy to assemble and install.
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I was a little apprehensive about using this as it just seemed like it would be more work/hard to...
I was a little apprehensive about using this as it just seemed like it would be more work/hard to mount. However I had a large concrete set of footings that I needed to use with brick or concrete block, cut out spaces or remove them. I found this base mount at the Home Depot and decided to give it a try instead of cutting up a bunch of concrete or removing it. They worked great. I installed a row of them quickly and they are strong and secure. The posts went into them easily and mounted securely, cant say enough good things about them, they did everything they were supposed to, no question, great solution for a concrete area, easy to use and extremely strong. All in all I have to say that I was more than impressed by this item.
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Used this on a deck after a storm nocked a tree down and snapped a 4x4 post to a deck railing sys...
Used this on a deck after a storm nocked a tree down and snapped a 4x4 post to a deck railing system. The fit is very tight for a standard x4 Pressure Treated Post so you will have to shave it a bit. It really helped get the job done and saved a bunch of time.
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The ez base by Simpson was very easy to install. The 4x4 post was a tight fit but the 42" post i...
The ez base by Simpson was very easy to install. The 4x4 post was a tight fit but the 42" post is very stable. I have bought an additional ex base to replace existing hard ware on another post. Very happy with the product and results.
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