A: Hi Kathy, thank you for your message. We want to make sure we address your question regarding the EPB Elevated Post Base. The recommended adhesive for the EPB is SET-3G™ High-Strength Epoxy Adhesive or SET-XP® High-Strength Epoxy Adhesive, if the temperature is under 50 degrees you would want to use AT-XP® High-Strength Acrylic Adhesive . 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. -Stacy
A: If you secure them to the Support being as well on your deck or whatever you're hoping to hold down and then it's also up to how well it was built but yes I would trust them to hold my deck down which is what I use them on during a hurricane
A: Hello Nina, these post-bases are designed and tested to resist the downward forces and uplift forces that can be applied to the structure. The uplift forces are generally produced by wind and would be considered by a designer/engineer when detailing the plans of the structure. We (Simpson) can only provide the capacity of the EPB Post Base in relation to these forces. Whether or not that capacity is suitable for your specific build would be determined by the designer. If you would like to reach out to our Tech Support team for further assistance, please call us at (800)999-5099. Thank you, Ricardo.
A: Hi RichG, this is Colin from Simpson Strong-Tie. The required number of bases will depend on several factors including the building geometry and load resistance requirements. We would recommend contacting a local design professional for further evaluation and to determine the # of bases to be used. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. Thank you.