Caps and Bases

Elevated Post Bases

EPB44T-TZ

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The EBP44T-TZ Elevated Post Base is an economical solution for supporting 4x4 posts at the minimum 1 inch above the concrete foundation as required by the building code. For applications where uplift loads are not present, the EPB44T-TZ can be installed directly into a hole predrilled in a pier block or concrete foundation (Reference Figure A). To resist uplift loading, the EPB44T-TZ must be cast into concrete or epoxied into place (Reference Figure B).
Materials: 12 gauge
Finish: U-bracket – G-185 galvanizing; Threaded rod, nuts, washers – Hot-dip galvanized
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Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners.
  • Drilled Hole – No Uplift Resistance
    – Drill 5/8″ diameter hole into cured concrete 4″ deep.
    – Insert threaded rod of EPB44T-TZ into hole and adjust nut to desired height.
    – Install 4×4 post and fasten with (8) 10d common nails.
  • Embedded In Concrete – Uplift Resistance Installation
    – Adjust nut for desired height.
    – Insert threaded rod with nut and washer into wet concrete.
    – Provide temporary support to post base (if needed) to maintain vertical and horizontal position.
    – After concrete has cured, install 4×4 post and fasten with (8) 10d common nails.
  • Epoxied Into Place – Uplift Resistance Installation
    – Drill 3/4″ diameter hole into cured concrete 4″ deep.
    – Clean hole as per MiTek’s recommendations.
    – Adjust nut for desired height.
    – Fill the hole 3/4 full with MiTek Epoxy. For proper installation procedures and injection of MiTek epoxy products Click here.
    – Insert threaded rod with nut and washer into hole, pressing down until the washer is firmly seated on the concrete.
    – After epoxy has cured, install 4×4 post and fasten with (8) 10d common nails.
  • Not recommended for fence posts or other unrestrained (not fixed or fastened at top) applications. These anchors are not designed to resist overturning (moment) loads.

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