Internet #100375183

Model # EPB44

Store SKU #786035

Store SO SKU #592854

0044315202001

EPB Elevated Post Base for 4x4 Nominal Lumber

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
$ 11 72
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Product Overview

Deck Glamour Photo

Deck It Out

Strong decks bring beauty and entertaining space to your outdoor living area

Deck Glamour Photo

Make Your Deck Beautiful and Safe

Building a safe, strong deck starts with the proper connectors and fasteners

Photo of a deck being built

Deck Building Tips and Tricks

Installing corrosion-resistant connectors and fasteners helps extend the life of your deck

SDWH Screw being installed into ledger

Ledger connections critical for deck safety

Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw delivers high-strength, wood-to-wood connectivity, such as deck ledger applications

DTT2Z guardrail install

Guardrail Installation Tips and Tricks

Don’t take chances with guardrail connections. DTT2Z deck tension ties fasten guardrails to deck framing.

DTT1Z install

Securing the Deck to the House

Install DTT1Z as a tension tie to meet building codes and eliminate the need to access to the floor joists inside the home

LSCZ install

Take the Step to Secure Deck Stairs

LSCZ adjustable stair-stringer connector offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim board

Tight LUS26Z install shot

Joist Hangers

Provides bearing and uplift resistance

Tight H1 install shot

Hurricane Ties

Ideal for preventing lateral movement of joists

Tight SD screw install photo

SD Connector Screw

The only screw approved with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors

Tight install shot of LCEZ4

Post Caps

LCEZ end post caps provide a post-to-beam connection in new or retrofit deck applications

Tight PBSZ install photo

Post Base

Features a 1 in. standoff to resist wood decay

Stainless-steel connector product shot

Prevent Corrosion

Deck-Drive DWP stainless-steel fasteners are recommended for higher-exposure environments or applications

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
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.
  • 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
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

Product Overview

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
Model #: EPB44
Sku #: 786035
Internet #: 100375183

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.

  • 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
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
3.5
Product Height (in.)
10.313
Product Width (in.)
3.563

Details

Base Type
Regular Post Base
Connector Finish
Paint
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.)
1.52lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
3.5
Product Height (in.)
10.313
Product Width (in.)
3.563

Details

Base Type
Regular Post Base
Connector Finish
Paint
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.)
1.52lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

what is the diameter of the "post" @ bottom?

on the Simpson strong tie, elevated post base EPB44 ?
Asked by: poppabob
The posts we used are 6x4
Answered by: Dynamoteam3
Date published: 2018-03-01

will a true 6x6 post fit in this or will I have to trim it down to 51/2"?

Asked by: marv
If you mean rough sawn, NO it won't. They are typically 5 7/8" to a full 6" square, and side plates on anchor will splay out if you try to force it. You need to remove about 3/16" deep from both sides (for appearance) or remove full amount from one side if it doesn't matter. Measure each post separately as even rough sawn can vary from 5 3/4" to slightly over 6". To make a 3"wide by shallow notch I make several saw cuts (set the proper depth) across the post about 1/4" apart, then take a hammer and break off all the 'ribs' remaining after the cuts, and then smooth the notch off with a wide chisel laid flat--works like a charm!
Answered by: sherm
Date published: 2020-02-26

Does this with stand rust?

Is this comparable to galvanized steel? Will it ever rust or corrode? There is no information on this! The specifications only says it 'Steel'.
Asked by: Kart
It will rust eventually, just as all galvanized 'plated' will, as it's exposed to the weather. Only hot dipped galvanized has any real anti-rust quality to it. Galvanized plated screws are a joke--as soon as you put the driver bit in the top recess and apply torque the galvanizing cracks, and the screw begins to rust. Take it from a boat builder-use hot dipped galvanized screws and bolts for applications exposed to moisture. I used Simpsons Exterior Grade Class 55 Mechanical Galvanized screws, #9x 21/2"in the 12 holes in the side plates,and drilled pilot holes for them, instead of the 16d nails recommended by the supplier. I couldn't see driving 12 16d nails in such a small area, that could result in splitting (now or later as the wood dries), and nails will surely rust. I also applied a coat of enamel on all surfaces of the anchor before installing, to cover any chips and scars due to shipping and handling. Also how are you going to paint surfaces after the post is set--or reach the underside, even though there's an inch gap? The rust will first occur where the anchor pipe enters the concrete--make sure it's well painted( I used Rustoleum.)
Answered by: sherm
Date published: 2020-07-10

need to secure a post for a gate. people before me had a chain link post cemented into a concrete...

need to secure a post for a gate. people before me had a chain link post cemented into a concrete block. Block is still solid. They ended up cutting the post off at ground level. Can i some how wedge or insert this in the the existing post hole and seal it in there and erect a new post in the same place? if not any idea on how to if i need something else thanks
Asked by: matt
Do yourself a big favor and just replace the footing. Having installed fence fro years I've always regretted trying to salvage posts and footings. Do it right once or do it wrong over and over again.
Answered by: Barleywine
Date published: 2020-06-09
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