A: Hello, It should. You can check here https://ozcobp.com/product/4x4-post-base-ls/ Scroll down to "testing and detailed specs" and verify using the engineering specs (Technical Evaluation Report 1646) or inquire using the "contact us" page. Thank you for your inquiry.
A: Depends. Will you have a beam between the top of the post to support the horizontal loads on the post? If not I don’t think these are a good option. These are designed for location and vertical support, deck rails have top and bottom beams between the post. Used as intended these are expensive and worth every penny. We are super pleased with the finished installed results.
A: Hello, Many customers have used these for free standing posts for lighting and close lines, however they are intended for use with structures such as pergolas and pavilions. For weight load limits you can access engineering documents here: https://ozcobp.com/product/4x4-post-base-ls/#tab-testing. The F1 and F2 categories are referring to forces such as perpendicular and twisting weight tolerances are around 1100 lbs. for this item. Thank you for your inquiry!
A: Hello, Yes these are heavy duty and for use with pergolas. Please visit www.ozcobp.com for more details and to inquire further if needed. Thank you for your inquiry!
A: Yes that’s what we used them for. We put deck railings around two decks using them. You can adjust them to be straight and they are very sturdy. We had a lot of concerns when we saw these so we bought on and tried it. It was perfect. Strongly recommend these
A: Interesting question. The purpose of these post base’s is hold the bottom of the post in position, but, the design is for the top of the post to also be held in position by the top of the deck railing. So the base is not really intended to support a post alone. Now you have 2 screws on all 4 sides to keep the sideplates tight to the post. The side plates attach to the base the post sits on keeping it on location. Would it they support a string of lights? I think so. Would it stay straight up if someone leans on it? I doubt it, it won’t fall over but the top of the post would move a bit. To support a solid railing the base has a hole in the center for a 1/2” fastener to attach it thru the deck boards to 4x4 or 4x6 blocking between the deck joint to be rock solid. Look on YouTube, I think you will find a better solution to support the light strings. As far as the product itself, love it. They look great, are steel so they are durable, well worth the cost to use as intended.
A: Hello, If you go to this link: https://ozcobp.com/product/4x4-post-base-ls/#tab-testing, you will find engineering and spec reports for our 4"x4" Laredo Sunset Post Base. Without knowing surface quality and timber quality we are unable to say that it will work 100%. With the weight limits as high as they are it should be ok, but you will ultimately have to determine that for yourself. There typically isn't a lot of movement on the posts once installed with a post base and most likely will not lean unless the timber starts to bend. If you have further inquires, please call Hillman customer service and speak with OZCO technical support. Thank you for your inquiry!
A: I did this exact same thing and the posts leaned. The brackets didn't budge, but the weight of the lights and cable actually bent the posts as the pressure treatment dried out. My posts were 4X4X5. I'm sure 8' posts would be even worse.
A: It’s a heavy duty piece, and it will hold your piece of wood for stringing lights, but it does have some minor movement tho… I used mine for making a railing on my porch
A: Absolutely when mounted ion concrete or deck. The bottom piece is bolted down and the side pieces are then attached. Looks elegant on wooden post.