Add Post Base to Existing Footing


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Old 07-22-14, 09:13 AM
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Add Post Base to Existing Footing

My 4x4's all sit directly on the concrete footing. They were nailed into the concrete. I recently had to remove a couple posts and am trying to figure out what is the best way to reattach them to the footing. Should I just use a power nailer, or drill a hole for a bolt and use a Simpson ABA44Z?
 
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Old 07-22-14, 09:40 AM
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Can you post some pictures? I can't see how nailing into concrete would be a good idea for this.
 
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Old 07-22-14, 10:15 AM
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Will post later.

Not a good idea why? Because the concrete could break?

I'm not pouring new footings, so it sounds like you are of the Simpson post base mindset?
 
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Old 07-22-14, 01:00 PM
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Simpson makes post bases that can be installed after the cure. Drilling for a 1/2" lag shield is all that is needed.
 
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Do I need to install a threaded rod with anchor epoxy, or can I use something like a sleeve anchor?
 
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Old 07-22-14, 06:19 PM
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Oh well it's done. Used wedge anchors.
 
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Old 07-23-14, 03:11 AM
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Wedge anchors work just fine. Glad you got it done!
 
 

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