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

  • Makes repairing your fence easy and affordable
  • Great for fencing and mailbox applications
  • Powder-coated steel construction ensures reliable strength
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Product Overview

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.
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
34.875
Product Height (in.)
3.825
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 Wood
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
7
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

60Questions44Answers

can drive them into asphalt for a gate post?

Asked by David April 18, 2021
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I would say no. If you cut a hole in the asphalt you could drive it through. It does not need to be very large of a hole maybe 2x2 or 3x3 inch. My biggest concern is what's under the asphalt, how much gravel?, might be difficult to drive it nto the ground.

can I use the master post spike to support a connecting gate?

Asked by Fred April 11, 2021
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It will not support the weight of a gate. I used mine as base for a Rubbermaid mailbox that mounts to a three foot 4x4 wood. I can easily push the mailbox over, if I wanted to.

How do i get the post out?

Asked by Jon September 9, 2020
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Yeh drill and chisel it out. Next time trim the 4x4 so you can easily remove it.

Would this product be suitable for hanging string lights over a deck?

Asked by Abey September 4, 2020
2
Answers

Yes it will work if post is securely attached to spike

Post is 4.5x4.5 will this fit in the holder

Asked by Rick June 28, 2020
5
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Yes

Could these be used as a hammacok post wothout the concrete and gravel hassle?

Asked by Rex June 24, 2020
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No way

How do these hold up in high winds? I live in tornado country (while I wouldn't expect them to ho...

Asked by Kelsey May 3, 2020
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I have no experience with that high of winds but do get 20 to 30 and they do just fine

Will a 5”x5” vinyl fence post sleeve fit over top of this?

Asked by JA15 April 8, 2020
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Yes

I want to set two posts for a pullup bar. When it rains, will it compromise how sturdy the posts ...

Asked by Me March 19, 2020
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Personally, I wouldn't trust these spikes to hold posts on their own. I always use them in addition to concrete. I dig the hole for the concrete foundation. I attach the E-Z Spike to the bottom of the post. I drive the post and spike into the bottom of the hole with a sledge hammer. Then, I fill the hole with concrete. The spike keeps the post upright while the concrete cures. I have built several fences this way (up to 7' tall). And, it has worked great.

Can I use multiple of these spikes for building a deck instead of concrete footing?

Asked by Matt February 17, 2020
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Not only would this violate building codes .. .the reason the codes exist is for safety. If you violate this and the deck fails and there is an injury, your insurance may not cover this (actually it SHOULD NOT COVER THIS) and you could be criminally liable. Medical cost, court costs, yada yada da. Also: (in most any area) you need a building permit before you build a deck (which would not allow this). Once the deck is complete then the deck is signed off (essentially a certificate of occupancy). If you lack that, you can not sell the property.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 153 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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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.
by Sink
2 people found this helpful
Bought three of these locally. Installed completely in ground. Added 8 foot 4 x 4's , then put ...
Bought three of these locally. Installed completely in ground. Added 8 foot 4 x 4's , then put two sheets of lattice. Oriented north to south as southern winds are common. First gush of about 30 mph ripped these off at the base. I have photos. This was with a month of setup. Ergo these are really weak and will not withstand any stress. Save your money and dig a hold!
by djmnv
25 people found this 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!
by WaSueDew
5 people found this 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.
by CLP
10 people found this helpful
Great for a 4 ft tall fence
I bought these to install a temporary fence across our back yard they worked great for this 4 ft tall fence and will be easy to remove when we have our pool installed. Will keep my dogs in the yard when we open the driveway gate also. I will use them again if i ever have a need for them. I might suggest that when hammering them in use a water hose and run water next to the post as you install them in the ground makes it easier to hammer them in.
by Ratt196635
22 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
So much easier then using Concrete to secure the tie....
So much easier then using Concrete to secure the tie.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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by HomeDepotCustomer
So much easier the post hole digging and concrete....
So much easier the post hole digging and concrete.
by Joy
Great for a mail box
Great for a mail box
by gettingthingsdone
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