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

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About This Product

Replacing an entire fence can be an expensive and difficult task. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a line of products designed to help make reinforcing fence posts easy and economical. The E-Z Base, E-Z Mender and E-Z Spike offer simple solutions for all types of fence post projects. The FPBS44 allows easy installation of 4x4 wood posts without digging holes or pouring concrete.

Highlights

  • Can be used for a variety of applications where quick-to-install posts are needed
  • Can be used on a single 2x stud
  • Great for mailbox posts
  • Made from 12-gauge steel
  • Black powder-coated paint for a decorative look
  • Install with 1/4 in. Strong-Drive SDS heavy-duty connector screws or 1/4 in. HDG lag screws
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Product Information

Internet # 100655352

Model # FPBS44

Store SKU # 1000114687

Store SO SKU #1000114687

Specifications

Dimensions: H 3.83 in, W 3.83 in, D 34.88 in

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)

4x4

Product Depth (in.)

34.88 in

Product Height (in.)

3.83 in

Product Width (in.)

3.83 in

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 Wood

Number of Pieces

1

Package Quantity

1

Product Weight (lb.)

7 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

111Questions
caret
Q:Will heaving still occur on a 4-6' fence?
by|Jun 29, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  ​Hi Chuck, thank you for your message. We want to make sure we address your question in regards to the FPBS44. Please reach out to our Technical Support team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​​

by|Jul 1, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can you use these to build a small one person swing
    by|Jun 22, 2024
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    A:  Hi Laura, this is McKenize from Simpson Strong-Tie. We want to make sure we address your question about the FPBS44. To better assist you, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you

    by|Jul 5, 2024
      1 found this answer helpful
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      Q:Any idea on the load capacity for these? With 6ft posts. Looking to build a playground with some exercise add ons.
      by|Jun 12, 2024
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      A:  Hi Giorgio, We do not have load values for the EZ Spike. E-Z Spike products should not be used for solid fences in excess of 4' in height. For more information and other solutions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. Thank you! -Stacy

      by|Jun 13, 2024
        caret
        Q:Can this be used to support a 10ft 4x4 that will be used for porch lighting only?
        by|Jun 11, 2024
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        A:  Hello Postsize, The EZ Spike should not be used for solid fences or posts in excess of 4' in height or that are unprotected from wind force. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. - Stacy

        by|Jun 25, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 294 reviews
          • 90% recommend this product
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          Great timesaver, prep the hole for a perfect job!
          Another great Simpson product that ‘connects stuff’! Pound a piece of rebar or thick threaded rod in to prep the hole and verify that there are no rocks. I dropped and drilled this bar in, checking plumb with a magnetic level often. I may pocket out the soil around the spike and make the cup flush with the grass
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            • Recommended
            This worked well for me because where I was installing it, I could not use a post hole digger because I had massive roots and using this E-Z spike allowed me to pound it in between massive roots without hurting the tree.
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            • Verified Purchase
            Ok, but things to consider...
            Build a template if aligning more than 1 post spike. Use a taller 4x4 to drive spike. Short 4x4 split and wedged itself into pocket while breaking welds between pocket walls. openings for securing lag bolts are too close to 4x4 edge. Consider removal if temporary. Use carriage bolts to secure second 4x4 outside of post and jack second 4x4 up. OK product if digging/pouring is not an option
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            Response from Simpson Strong-TieMar 20, 2024
            Hi Stephen, this is Stacy from Simpson Strong-Tie. We appreciate your feedback and are very sorry your experience with our E-Z Spike was less than ideal. We know that's frustrating and want to help. We ask that you reach out to our Customer Service team at 800-999-5099​. SimpsonStrongTie
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              1 found this review helpful
              Learn from our mistake. Read this now!
              Learn from our mistake! I made the mistake of using a 4 x 4 post section about 8 inches long to hammer these spikes in. Do not do that!!!!! It was a pain in the butt to get that 4 x 4 out of there. Just use a section of a small tree or something (see photo).
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                8 found this review helpful
                Excellent post mount
                I've used these before for a ahandrail and this one was for a new mailbox post. They are easy to use and very solid.
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                • Verified Purchase
                • Recommended
                Makes installing fences easier.
                These spikes are great for installing fences quickly. I added a concrete footer to keep them in place. Use a string to keep them level.
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                • Verified Purchase
                Sail Shade installation
                Used two of these one in each oversized planters to support the installation of a 12' X 20' sail shade. Worked out better than I had thought.
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                  4 found this review helpful
                  Went through too many 2x2 or 4x4 just pounding the stakes into the ground. Could not even keep th...
                  Went through too many 2x2 or 4x4 just pounding the stakes into the ground. Could not even keep them straight to use. Tried several times and locations but in the end not going to use them. Not going to count against product that my ground mixture was not conducive, could only get them in 3/4 deep. So ground may have had rocks or something else blocking it from going all the way in.
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                  Response from Simpson Strong-TieOct 11, 2021
                  Hi Sink, this is Ricardo from Simpson Strong-Tie. Recently, we were granted access to respond to reviews. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry your experience with our E-Z Spike was less than ideal. We know that's frustrating. If you still need assistance, please call our Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. SimpsonStrongTie
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                  5 found this review helpful
                  These are really heavy duty thick steel and very strong. The flutes are over 2.5 feet long and t...
                  These are really heavy duty thick steel and very strong. The flutes are over 2.5 feet long and twice, driving one into the ground, I ran into rock, forcing me to figure out how to pull it back out and cut a foot off of the bottom. After doing this, everything was perfect. Held the 4x4 up easily while finishing the construction (a patio cover off the back of the house). Just beware that you may not be able to drive the full (almost) 3 feet of flute down all the way!
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                  10 found this review helpful
                  Should have found this years ago...
                  I wanted to put up a bird feeder near a hedge line, this spike allowed me to install a post in a matter of minutes, without it I would have had to dig and cut out roots, hard work and potential damage overted.
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                  • Recommended
                  13 found this review helpful
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