Internet #202092496

Model #PBS66

Store SKU #789304

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PBS Galvanized Standoff Post Base for 6x6 Nominal Lumber

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
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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

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 PBS series provides a connection between a post (or column) for decks, patio covers and other top-supported structures.
  • Embeds in wet concrete after pour and is made to install flush with the concrete surface
  • Embossment in the seat of the base gives increased strength
  • Stress relief holes under the base resist tearing during loading
  • Features a 1 in. standoff height, reducing the potential for decay at post and column ends
  • Nominal post size: 6x6
  • Made from 12-gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 16d common nails or 1/2 in. diameter bolts
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Nominal Post Size (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Base Type
Standoff Post Base
Connector Finish
G90 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
No Additional Features
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
Package Quantity
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


Could this be used to support a gate post?

Asked by Mike October 25, 2020

I'm on the fence as to whether that would be a good idea. Sorry for the pun, but truly not convinced either way. My main question would be WHY? And the only reason for it i can find is that the location somehow doesn't allow digging down far enough (usually 3') for an 8' post to set properly. I have these as part of the foundation for 10-12' posts as part of a large pergola. However they don't hold it upright per se as there is significant crossbracing in the structure. My final answer if it were me is: If you simply can't dig down the 3', give it a try and let us know how it holds up, but otherwise a post hole digger is just too easy in anything other than rocky or hard clay soil to get the 3' depth, and then you avoid the extra effort and expense of this, and the concrete to set it in. Good luck.

Can you use this with a 8 x 8

Asked by Keith September 24, 2020

No, They are only 5.5 to 5.75 inches wide.

What depth of concrete is required for the product to be fully secured?

Asked by Chris April 17, 2020

While the base must be set in 3.5” of concrete, steel place in concrete in the ground should have at least 3” of concrete around it. That means the concrete should be at least 7” thick.

Is this ok to use with treated posts?

Asked by John July 25, 2018

That should be fine. I live in the desert so I did not need treated wood.

What diameter size concrete forming tube should be use for these?

Asked by Tom June 10, 2017

The 6x6 square has a diagonal of 8.5”. To achieve the 2” minimum cover (2”+8.5”+2”), the tube would need to be greater than 12.5” in diameter. It could physically fit inside a 10” tube, but without the minimum cover at the corners, the concrete will be prone to crack at the corners. Tubes larger than 12” are rare. You’re probably better off building a 12”x12” box for the concrete form. The footing dimensions are also determined by the area and loads being supported by the post, as well as the type of soil and ability to support/distribute the loads.

Set concrete

Asked by Vu August 4, 2016

PBS cannot be installed in a set concrete, the alternative would be ABU, ABA,

Will this fit a rough cedar 6x6?

Asked by Michael May 25, 2016

Yes fit great

Is the PBS 46 available with the zmax coating as a stock item (without a special order)?

Asked by 2ndSon April 11, 2015

The PBS46 isn't offered in Z-MAX; it is available with the HDG (hot dip galvanized) finish which provides the same level of corrosion protection as Z-MAX (medium), but it is by special order. Thank you!

do you have 4x4 standoff post base

Asked by tom January 4, 2012

Tom, We sure do! Please see the PBS44A attached here. The following link will provide allowable loads and further information: Thank you!

Customer Reviews

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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars overall
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I was told it was difficult to install but I didn't find it that way. Went in easy and will be a...
I was told it was difficult to install but I didn't find it that way. Went in easy and will be a strong base for my pergola!
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These are the perfect anchor for building sheds, garages, cabins or decks on cement pylons. I use...
These are the perfect anchor for building sheds, garages, cabins or decks on cement pylons. I used these on 12" x4 ft. Cement pylons to level my 24' x 24' cabin after the portion of the pressure treated legs that were under ground started to rot away and cabin started to sag. These brackets worked perfect. They worked so good, I did the whole cabin. Very strong and well made.
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This product was great. I placed them in 8" piers and then attached two 16' 6x6 "rough" cut skid...
This product was great. I placed them in 8" piers and then attached two 16' 6x6 "rough" cut skids. That is the only reason for the 4 vs 5 stars as these are not "really" 6" wide, but more like 5 & 1/2 inches wide. No big issue as I just shaved out some width and fit them in. If you are using finished wood they will fit perfect.
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Item worked as expected for my project.
Item worked as expected for my project.
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Product is great - unfortunately, Home Depot’s handling of the...
Product is great - unfortunately, Home Depot’s handling of the order was unacceptable!
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