Green Enamel and Galvanized U-Channel Posts - BUILDERUCHANNELS, Sign Posts and Stands

Green Enamel and Galvanized U-Channel Posts

1.12 lbs./ft. and 2 lbs./ft. posts with standard hole dia. of 3/8'' spaced out 1" apart

Green Enamel and Galvanized U-Channel Posts
Item #
Y3434

Note:

8 ft. posts ship via UPS or FedEx ground. 10 ft. and 12 ft. posts ship as freight. We'll contact you with correct freight charges after you place your order. Typical freight charges can range from $150 to over $400 depending on the destination and size of the order.

Size:

Material:

Laminate:

Mounting:

Packaging:

Qty
Each
1–2
35.70
3–4
33.40
5–9
30.50
10–19
29.10
20–39
28.00
40+
26.95
Price: 35.70
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U channel posts for mounting parking, traffic, property and facility signs are available in multiple sizes, ranging from 6 feet to 12 feet. Each post has standard hole diameters of 3/8 inch spaced out 1 inch apart. Posts are available with either a green enamel or galvanized finish. 10 and 12 foot U-channel posts cannot be shipped via UPS. One of our customer service representatives will contact you with the correct shipping costs.

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U-Channel Post Specifications, Installation and Sign Mounting

U-Channel post has been one of the most preferred posts for displaying traffic signs, parking signs, and property signs for years because of its affordability and unique design that provides a great support area for signs. The sections below will provide specifications for all our U-Channel posts, installation requirements and tips, as well as sign mounting instructions.

U-Channel Post Specifications

Post Size Post Material Post Weight/Ft. Post Width Hole Size & Placement Shipping Recommended Use
3 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers UPS & FedEx Breakaway Anchor Post
4 ft. Green Enamel 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers UPS & FedEx Portable Stands - Non-Official Use
6 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 1.12 lbs./ft. 2.037″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers UPS & FedEx Delineators, Reflectors, Address Signs, Non-Official Use
6 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers UPS & FedEx Breakaway Anchor Post
3 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers UPS & FedEx Delineators, Reflectors, Address Signs, Non-Official Use
8 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers UPS & FedEx Parking Signs, Property Signs, Traffic Signs
10 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers Freight Only Parking Signs, Property Signs, Traffic Signs
12 ft. Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 3⅛″ 3/8″ dia. on 1″ centers Freight Only Parking Signs, Property Signs, Traffic Signs
U-Channel post dimensions diagram

U-Channel Post Installation

The following table details the recommended installation depth for U-Channel posts without the use of an anchor post. SafetySign.com recommends the use of an anchor post with every post installation to increase safety in the event of a vehicle collision with the post, and to help maximize the amount of available space on the post for mounting a sign.

Post Size Post Material Post Weight/Ft. Recommended Installation Depth* Bolt Size Requirements
3 ft. Anchor Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 30″ - 32″ Use Breakaway Hardware to Connect to Sign Post
4 ft. Green Enamel 2 lbs./ft. Up to 18″ 2-1/2″ Long
6 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 1.12 lbs./ft. 18″ - 24″ 1-1/2″ Long
6 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 18″ - 24″ 2-1/2″ Long
8 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 30″ - 36″ 2-1/2″ Long
10 ft. Green Enamel & Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 36″ - 42″ 2-1/2″ Long
12 ft. Galvanized 2 lbs./ft. 36″ - 42″ 2-1/2″ Long

* Installation Depth Notes:

  1. The depth numbers we are providing are general guidelines and do not take into account the different types of soil in your specific location. When possible, it is ideal to install U-Channel posts to a depth of 30″ - 36″.
  2. A breakaway system should be used when installing posts on public roadways and on private roads open to public travel such as those running through a non-gated corporate complex or shopping center. Our breakaway anchor post should be installed approximately 32″ into the ground.
  3. Be aware of frost lines as they vary by region of the country.

U-Channel Post Sign Mounting

There are two types of hardware that can be used for mounting signs to a U-Channel post; a standard hex-head bolt set, or a tamperproof one-way bolt set.

Hardware required:

Tools required:

  • A ½″ socket and ratchet wrench, and ½″ combination wrench.

Installation instructions:

  1. Place the sign on the U-Channel post where it meets your height requirement and line up the mounting holes with the holes on the post.
  2. Using our Y3465 or Y3550 bolt sets, insert a washer over the 5/16″ bolts and then insert the bolts into the mounting holes of the sign and through the post.
  3. Insert a washer on the other end of the bolt followed by the breakaway nut with the cone end facing the post.
  4. Tighten the nut down until it shears from the cone.

Optional:

Sign Mounting Hardware

Installing Tamperproof One-Way Bolt Set

Hardware required:

  1. Our Y4900TS or Y4901TS bolt sets.

Tools required:

  • Our Y4965 screwdriver with for one-way bolts.
  • ⅝″ socket and ratchet wrench

Installation instructions:

  1. Place the sign on the U-Channel post where it meets your height requirement and line up the mounting holes with the holes on the post.
  2. Using our Y4901TS or Y3551 bolt sets, insert a washer over the 5/16″ bolts and then insert the bolts into the mounting holes of the sign and through the post.
  3. Insert a washer on the other end of the bolt followed by the breakaway nut with the cone end facing the post.
  4. Tighten the nut down until it shears from the cone.

Optional:

Tamper resistant sign mounting hardware

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