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Old 08-05-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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I'm remodeling my porch which has wooden posts on a cement slab. I've used these particular supports before, but can't seem to find the same type. They are metal plates the size of the post bottom with four legs on the bottom to keep water from the bottom of the post. Does anyone know what these are called or where I can find something like this???


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Old 08-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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They are post anchors made by Simpson. You can buy at Lowes or HD or google simpson anchors online.


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Try Googling: Simpson Post Base
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I think you are looking for a standoff post base similar to:
AB/ABA/ABE/ABU Adjustable and Standoff Post Bases

Note, The Big Box stores carry very few post bases compared to all the possible configurations. To find a local Simpson Dealer try:
Dealer Locator - United States

Note that Link will show HD and even small Hardware stores that sell only a few Simpson products. To find the major Simpson Sources you might have to expand the "Search within window"
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We call them "post chairs" in my area. They are bought at local builder supply store, not a big box store. The one's I am familiar with are a cast aluminum product as you described. The post/square column sit on top of the "chair", which is actually bolted to the post from the bottom, then there are four legs maybe 1/2" to 3/4" high the "chair" sits on for water to drain out from under. Try a builder supply store, not a Lowe's or HD type store. Maybe even an online search. Good Luck, David
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