What Are The Typical Dimensions of a Post Base?
I am doing a design project for my course and I was wondering whether you could tell me what typical dimensions of the POST BASE WITH STEEL BOOT?
The base size depends on the size of the column. All of our steel connections are custom fabricated to our specifications particular to a given job.
For instance. If the job calls for 8×8 S4S timber, the finished size of the post will be 7 ½” x 7 ½”. The base boot might be a ¼” bigger to allow the post room to slip into it – 7 ¾ x 7 ¾. The height depends on uplift and lateral loads. Typically, it might be 8”. The base itself would be 3/8” or ½” plate typically.