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EPB Elevated Post Base for 4x4 Nominal Lumber

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About This Product

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 cast-in-place EPB series provides a secure connection to the concrete and the code-required 1-in standoff to help prevent rot at the post end.

Highlights

  • Added standoff adjustability to suit a variety of applications
  • Install in wet concrete
  • Provides the code-required 1-in standoff when properly installed, allows up to 2-1/2-in of standoff above concrete (if desired)
  • Not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports)
  • Nominal post size: 4x4
  • Made with 12-Gauge base plate, 1-1/16 in. OD x 8 in. pipe
  • Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint finish
  • Install with 0.162 in. x 3-1/2 in. nails or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
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Product Information

Internet # 100375183

Model # EPB44

Store SKU # 786035

Store SO SKU #592854

Specifications

Dimensions: H 10.31 in, W 3.56 in, D 3.5 in

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)4x4Product Depth (in.)3.5 in
Product Height (in.)10.31 inProduct Width (in.)3.56 in

Details

Base TypeRegular Post BaseConnector FinishPaint
Fasteners IncludedFasteners Not IncludedFeaturesNo Additional Features
Gauge12MaterialSteel
Material Connector CompatibilityWood to ConcreteNumber of Pieces1
Package Quantity1Product Weight (lb.)1.52 lb
Returnable90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Warranty

Questions & Answers

31Questions
caret
Q:I want to put a 4x4 post in a plastic whiskey barrel with a bird house on top. How long is the pipe that would be in concrete? Would the post be stable?
by|Jun 22, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  ​Hi NYinTexas, thank you for your message. The minimum embedment depth is 9.5" and it would not be recommended for a free-standing application. More than likely, you would experience movement at the top of the post. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​​

by|Jun 22, 2023
    caret
    Q:Have older fence install set in concrete . Can it be cut flush and set in older pipe already in ground
    by|May 27, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  ​Hi Andre, thank you for your message. We want to make sure we address your question about the install of the EPB. To better assist you please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

    by|May 30, 2023
      caret
      Q:Using Simpson Strong-Tie EPB 4x4or deck footing, is 8" concrete diameter okay, or should I use 10" tube?
      by|Sep 11, 2022
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      A:  Hello, This is Ricardo with Simpson Strong-Tie. Per our specs, the EPB requires 4" side concrete coverage on all for sides of the 4x4 wood post. You will want to consider this when designing your concrete footing. Our Customer Service team is available to talk with you directly and take you through a step-by-step solution. Please call us at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​

      by|Sep 12, 2022

        A:  Either will fit under, but depends on the load , doesn't it...

        by|May 7, 2023
          caret
          Q:Can these ties be used to build a horse stable pole barn? Just a 12x50ft long ones. Was planning on using them but then contractors buddies said to put poles in the ground. Planning on metal roof. Thanks
          by|Sep 11, 2022
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          A:  Hi Silke, This is Ricardo with Simpson Strong-Tie. Post installed base connections are not recommended for free-standing structures or fences larger than 4ft without any additional lateral support. You might want to consider either the CBSQ or MPBZ which will provide more support at the base. Customer Service team is available to talk with you directly and take you through a step-by-step solution. Please call us at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​

          by|Sep 12, 2022
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            Customer Reviews

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            • 4.7 out of 136 reviews
            • 87% recommend this product
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            All snapped in under 24 hours due to moderate wind
            Trash. Embedded into concrete up to the top section for a wooden fence. Every single base that didn't have additional strengthening either snapped the top section from the embedded posts or the top section snapped into multiple pieces. Woke up to the fence portion completed laying on its side the day after putting it up. Absolute garbage product.
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            Response from Simpson Strong-TieNov 9, 2022
            Hey TBoni, this is Ricardo. We are sorry to hear that you had this experience with our product. The EPB Elevated Post Base is not a suggested product to use in applications where there is no bracing or support at the top. Please see this note from page 72 of our Wood Construction Connectors Catalog. "Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and therefore are not recommended for non-top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports)." We do offer some products that are designed to resist this rotation when bracing is not present. Please contact us at 800-999-5099 to discuss further. SimpsonStrongTie
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              Built an 8x8ft "she-shed" for my wife. The 4 Simpson...
              Built an 8x8ft "she-shed" for my wife. The 4 Simpson strongs set in cement formed a solid foundation.
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              Everything was great...
              Everything was great
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              Great producr. Worked perfect for us since we didnt want to put cement.
              Great producr. Worked perfect for us since we didnt want to put cement.
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              I like that it just has the one part going into the concrete as opposed to the ones that have the...
              I like that it just has the one part going into the concrete as opposed to the ones that have the two edges that go into the concrete allowed me to put it exactly where I wanted it and not be limited buy space
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              Set easily into concrete. I can begin adding the posts...
              Set easily into concrete. I can begin adding the posts to support my patio roof now.
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              Outdoor Bar
              Used the post bases to begin our project for the trellis/backyard grill & bar area. All the products you see in this picture; we purchased from Home Depot.
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              Solid, compact, and strong.
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              This product was exactly what I had ordered but due to bad weather, I have not been able to install and ust the post supports at this time. I have everyexpectation that they will function perfectly when installed.
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