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Questions and Answers for OWT Ornamental Wood Ties OWT (Ornamental Wood Ties) Laredo Sunset 4 in. x 4 in. Bulk Galvanized Steel Elevated Post Base

Internet #204397448

Model #56607

Store SKU #1001596007

  • Galvanized steel is powder-coated to make it wear-resistant
  • Saves money as post bases and brackets can be installed easily
  • Easy to install as the kit includes four hex cap nuts

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Q:Is this a shiny finish or more matte? I need to mix it with satin black wrought iron?
by|Oct 24, 2020
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A:  Matt finish will work great with wrought iron

by|Jun 3, 2021

    A:  Shiny and it looks I’ll go great with it

    by|Apr 9, 2021

    A:  It's definitely more shiny than matte. I'd call it a satin finish if I had to pick a word.

    by|Oct 25, 2020

    A:  It is not a shiny finish nor a matte finish, but in between. I would say it would be a stain finish. Not sure if it can be painted; left it original and worked out great for the base of a handrail post.

    by|Oct 27, 2020
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    Q:How many come in a box? Just enough for one post?
    by|May 25, 2020
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    A:  Each box has a bottom plate, two side pieces and the hardware for installation of one post. It is very secure, looks great with my home (post and beam with Other black rod iron accents). It is also easy to install and level. Good Luck. I think you will be happy with the look, we are.We installed them along our loft, so we didn’t have to mess with our ridge beam, it installed right on the floor. MargaretAnn

    by|Jun 1, 2020

      A:  Yes, one box is enough for one post.

      by|May 26, 2020

        A:  its been awhile since I purchased these, I purchase 3, 4 in x 4 in and 8, 6 in x 6 in, I built a large L shaped pergola (20 ft by 20 ft) at one end of my pool. The lumber beams were 2"x12"x20' the cross beams were 2" x10"x20' I then did a sun shade with 1"x4" x 20' on the roof spaced 3.5" apart. I had an existing concrete deck large enough to accept this. I used 4 concrete tapcons (3/8" x 7") per elevated post and 2 for the smaller ones, to hold them/anchor them in place. My columns are 6" x" 6" cut off at 9ft. All of the lumber is pressure treated with galvanized screws/nails,hurricane tie downs, and 1/2" bolts for the columns. I think I purchased them as singles/ not sure...Rick

        by|May 26, 2020

          A:  This is for 1 post.

          by|May 26, 2020

          A:  Yes. Sold individually

          by|May 26, 2020
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            Q:Can these be used for newell posts on interior railing systems ?
            by|May 4, 2020
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            A:  Yes, that could functionality work. I typically use the interior ones but they functionally do the same thing.

            by|May 10, 2020

              A:  We used these for an interior rail using 4x4s. We did have to bend the tabs down to secure it, otherwise it wiggled around.

              by|May 11, 2020

                A:  There is no reason why these could not be used for newel posts. They are very sturdy when anchored properly.

                by|May 7, 2020

                  A:  Probably not. These are large, intended for 4x4 posts, and have a distinctly “outdoorsy” look, kind of heavy and clunky. Having said all that, they CAN be used indoors if you like the industrial look.

                  by|May 8, 2020
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                    Q:can this be used as a stand alone or does it have to be bolted to the ground
                    by|Apr 15, 2020
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                    A:  For decorative purposes only you could just mount this to a bottom of a post, sure. But keep in mind the structure would not be secured to any foundation.

                    by|Apr 19, 2020

                      A:  It could be used as a stand-alone decorative post foot, but there is no guarantee that your post won’t move. Normally the post foot is attached to a concrete slab or wood deck using concrete anchors or long, big wood screws.

                      by|Jul 24, 2021

                        A:  yes

                        by|Apr 17, 2020

                          A:  It's for attaching one thing to another, so you wouldn't use this stand alone. If your looking for something decorative there's way cheaper things you can use. This looks good and is structural. Can be used with cement or wood. They work fantastic. I used it to attach a small pergola to a deck over my pond. Screw the base plate in, slide in 4 sides with tabs and screw to 4x4 .Rock solid.

                          by|Nov 22, 2020
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                            A:  It is designed to be fastened to concrete, wood, or other solid surface. I used them to install rail posts around my concrete patio. When installed properly, they are extremely strong and look very nice. Hope this helps.

                            by|Apr 17, 2020

                              A:  It definitely needs to be bolted to the ground.

                              by|May 7, 2020

                                A:  It does not have to be bolted to the ground but that is the purpose of this assembly. A 4x4 post can not stand up on it's own, bolting it to a cement foundation, using this assembly works to keep that post secured and upright!

                                by|Apr 16, 2020

                                  A:  Bolted down most likely. It’s not so heavy or have a wide enough base to hold much up without the bolt

                                  by|Apr 16, 2020
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                                    Q:Will this fit a true 4"x4" post or is it sized for a 3.5"x3.5" post?
                                    by|Aug 13, 2017
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                                    A:  It should fit both. It has the ability to adjust to fit about a 3.5-4 inch post.

                                    by|Feb 12, 2019

                                      A:  3.5

                                      by|Apr 16, 2020

                                        A:  Dspencerco - Yes, this will fit up to a 4x4" post (rough sawn). Thanks, OZCO

                                        by|May 4, 2023

                                          A:  It will fit a 3.5" X 3.5' post and a true 4' x 4" Post. It is adjustable.

                                          by|May 4, 2023

                                            A:  3.5”x 3.5”

                                            by|Aug 13, 2019
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                                              Q:I want to install a ADA compliant handrail to a concrete walk that steps down at various intervals over a 32' run.
                                              by|Jul 17, 2017
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                                              A:  Not sure. Look the post sit on the base the top of the post is exposed to whatever you would like to put on it.

                                              by|Jun 19, 2019
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                                                A:  Bobby, We are not familiar with the DeckoRail sleeve dimensions so it is difficult to answer your question without more information. One thing to keep in mind is that our post base kit with saddle rails are not designed with angles in mind (for stairs) and will work but take additional considerations and execution by the installer. Please contact us with dimensions and additional information about the DeckoRail sleeve at 469-916-7503. OZCO Sales & Customer Service

                                                by|Jun 20, 2020

                                                  A:  These are awesome looking post brackets. But, the ones in your picture are not made for railing posts as they have some movement in them because of the way the side plates attatch to the post. (I found this out the hard way) They make another style that has a 2x4 bracket on one side to attatch 2x4 railings to.

                                                  by|May 4, 2023

                                                  A:  Yes, that is exactly how I installed the rail posts around my patio. I fastened the OWT Post Base with tapcon screws. The posts are very strong when finished. Hope this helps.

                                                  by|Apr 18, 2020

                                                    A:  Possibly. The sides foldin place, so u can squeeze it around it

                                                    by|Apr 16, 2020
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                                                      Q:what anchor bolts do you use to bolt the base down
                                                      by|Jun 18, 2017
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                                                      A:  I used tapcon screws for fastening to concrete.

                                                      by|Apr 17, 2020

                                                        A:  Robert, Our post bases will very much work for and are designed for not only L-Type Anchor bolts (in newly poured concrete) or Wedge-Bolts (existing concrete) and Concrete Threading Bolts (Tapcon or Powers-bolts) all work. For the 4x4" you'll need to get a 3/8" diameter for the center and any additional fastening can be done in the outside holes (4 total) with 1/4" diameter concrete screws. For decks the center hole would be used with a carriage bolt and then 4 decking style screws on the outside holes - additional blocking under the deck is always recommended when using our post bases with the carriage bolt going through the deck and through the blocking board. If you'd like additional information please email us at sales@ozcobp.com or give us a call at (469) 916-7503. Thanks, OZCO Sales & Customer Service

                                                        by|Oct 6, 2022
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                                                          A:  For the Center bolt ITW Red Head 50117 - 1/2" x 3" Hex Sleeve Anchor. Pre hammer drill all holes Set this one first. For the four corners Screws ITW Tapcon 24265 - 3/16" x 2-3/4" Concrete Anchor - Phillips Head - Pre hammer drill all holes

                                                          by|May 4, 2023

                                                            A:  Depends on the application. If you are using them for deck posts don't, not designed for that. They make other brackets for that. If you are making some type of covered patio, ect. sitting on concrete you can use standard exterior lags ect. You could call the company and look at their videos and see what they recommend. My experience with that was not good.

                                                            by|May 4, 2023

                                                            A:  I used lag bolts and shields to secure them in cement holes, drilled out with a masonry drill bit.

                                                            by|Apr 17, 2020
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                                                              Q:I want to add a privacy wall to my deck. Will these be strong enough to support 5'-6' tall 4x4 posts and whatever boards we decide to attach?
                                                              by|Jun 13, 2017
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                                                              A:  Erica, We would need to see a drawing or get more information. Please email me directly at nathan@ozcobp.com so that I can quickly review your plan before you move forward. Additionally, when using our post base kits we highly encourage following all local and state building regulations and permit requirements. Thanks, Nathan Scott OZCO Sales

                                                              by|Oct 27, 2023

                                                                A:  These are not made to be used on decks. The plates will have some slack in them after installation and your wall will move back and forth slightly. They make a different product for your application

                                                                by|May 4, 2023

                                                                A:  Yes, i had two posts, 8 foot tall for my privacy fence. They were secured with lag bolts. I used a masonry bit to drill the cement holes for attachment.

                                                                by|Apr 16, 2020

                                                                  A:  I don't see why they wouldn't work. I used them on 4' posts, and they are very strong,

                                                                  by|Apr 17, 2020

                                                                    A:  Call the manufacturer Ozco at 469-916-7503 Google them as well

                                                                    by|May 4, 2023
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                                                                      Q:Do these come in white?
                                                                      by|Nov 20, 2016
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                                                                      A:  Don't know. contact OWT they have a web site and phone contact information

                                                                      by|May 4, 2023

                                                                        A:  No, at the present time the only color we offer is black.

                                                                        by|May 4, 2023
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                                                                          Q:For the 4x4 base, is it best to use one concrete anchor in the center hole of the plate if attaching to concrete? What is the recommended concrete anchor? (I was intending to use this to replace a gate post which is current only attached to the side of our brick house.)
                                                                          by|Jul 10, 2016
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                                                                          A:  That’s how I did mine. I used these, Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Bolt 1/2 in. x 4-1/4 in. Zinc-Plated Wedge Anchor

                                                                          by|Apr 18, 2020

                                                                            A:  You will need to purchase your own anchors; there are four small holes and one large in the center of each mount for a total of 5. The four will be self tapping, those blue screws with 5/16ths heads. The center will be an anchor you pound in to a 3/8"th hole, and thread a nut onto. I used a paddle bit to drill a hold in the center of the post to clear the threaded nut.

                                                                            by|Jan 5, 2017

                                                                              A:  Yes. you can you tube the product for instructions. You have to hammer drill and set bolts in the center with 4 predrilled cement screws

                                                                              by|May 4, 2023

                                                                                A:  I used 4 bolts for each base. I don't think 1 in the middle would be sufficient.

                                                                                by|Apr 17, 2020

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