U-Channel Surface Mount Post Base - Y3545, Sign Posts and Sign Stands

U-Channel Surface Mount Post Base

For 2 lbs./ft. U-channel posts only

U-Channel Surface Mount Post Base
Item #
Y3545-USMC

Note:

For 2 lbs./ft. U-channel posts only

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Laminate:

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64.95
Price: 64.95
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This U-Channel Surface Mount Post Base is designed to work with 2 lbs./ft. U-Channel posts up to 14 ft. tall. It is made of galvanized steel for durability and has four 9/16" mounting holes for anchoring the base to the ground.

Each U-Channel Surface Mount Post Base comes with 2 hex head bolts and 2 nuts to secure a sign post. It can also be ordered with a concrete anchor kit which contains four 1/2" x 4" lag screws, four 3" plastic anchors, and four 1/2" washers, or it can be ordered with an asphalt anchor kit which contains four 6" anchors, four 1" hex head bolts, 4 washers and 2 bags of concrete based grout.

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U-Channel Post Surface Mount Base

The U-Channel post surface mount base is a great choice when you need to install a signpost in concrete or asphalt surfaces and don't want to cut through them to install the post. It's designed to work with 2 lbs./ft. U-Channel posts and is made of galvanized steel for durability. It has four 9/16″ mounting holes in each corner of the base plate for anchoring the base to the ground.

U-channel post surface mount base only
U-channel surface mount base with mounted sign

Installation

There are two options for installing your surface mount base in the ground, based on the type of surface you are installing the base in. Option 1 utilizes concrete anchors for concrete surfaces and option 2 utilizes an asphalt anchor kit for asphalt surfaces.

Option 1 – Concrete Anchors

Tools required
Hammer drill with ⅝″ (16mm) bit
Small hammer
¾″ socket and ratchet wrench
½″ socket and ratchet wrench

Installation instructions:

  1. Place base on the surface, align to the desired position. Using the base as a template, mark the four (4) holes to establish a pattern for drill.
  2. Drill four (4) holes 3″ (75mm) deep using a ⅝″ (16mm) drill bit. Clean holes.
  3. Using a small hammer gently tap the anchors into the holes.
  4. Place base over the anchors. Put washer onto the lag screw. Start lag screw through base hole into the anchor. Use ¾″ wrench to tighten lag screw snug into base.
  5. Insert your signpost to the base and secure the post by tightening the two bolts on the side of the base using the ½″ socket.

Option 2 – Asphalt Anchors

Tools required
Hammer drill with ⅝″ (16mm) bit
Small hammer
¾″ socket and ratchet wrench
½″ socket and ratchet wrench

Installation instructions:

  1. Drill holes (4) per anchor specs on the side.
  2. Fill holes with grout (1 bag of grout per every 2 holes).
  3. Push anchors in flush with the surface and wait 15 minutes.
  4. Attach the base to anchors by using the 1″ long bolts and washers supplied.
  5. Insert your signpost to the base and secure the post by tightening the two bolts on the side of the base using the ½″ socket.

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