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It's North America's favorite wood post anchor... for a lot reasons.
Now you can build a wood railing system on virtually any Surface, Fast, and Easy that Looks Better, Lasts Longer and can be used in residential Code Compliant wood deck railings when installed as directed.
Use with 4x4 wood posts on wood or composite decks, stairs, patios, concrete or any other hard surfaces.
- Guard rails, support posts, gazebos or pergolas
- Composite post sleeves/skirts fit right over
- Fence posts on concrete
You're going to love it.
- No notching decking
- No complicated carpentry, framing or hardware
- Posts are higher and drier for longer life
Attention: The 8 deck screws provided are for wood or composite surfaces, not concrete. Please use either Tapcon or GRK concrete screws, sold separately
|Color/Coating||Black powder coat over hot dip zinc|
|Material||Formed/Welded sheet steel|
|Post Size||3.5” to 4” (89mm to 100mm)|
|Dimensions||Base: 5/8” H x 5” W x 5” L (16mm x 128mm x128mm)
Tube: 3.5"h x 1.25" dia (89mm x 32mm)
Inner holes: 0.40" dia, 2" o.c. (50mm)
Outer holes: 0.31" dia, 2.0625" o.c. (51mm)
|Fasteners||For residential engineering guidelines use (4) 3/8”x5 hex head lag screws, minimum (6) #14x3 or 1/4x3” deck screws or hex head lag screws.
Includes: Anchor only, Fasterners sold separately.
|Recommended Uses & Code Compliance||Residential deck railing 36”-42” high, pergola or gazebo posts, support posts.
Maximum post spacing: 6' for 36" 4x4 posts; 4' for 42" 4x4 posts; 8' for 36" 6x6 posts; 6' for 42" 6x6 posts. See Engineering Reports for horizontal, compression and tension loads.
|Composite Decking||Works with composite post sleeves and post base skirts. Post anchor base fits easily under all makes of composite post base skirts except Latitudes.
With Latitudes post base skirt use knife blade to trim inside tabs for fit over post anchor.
|Recommended Wood Species||For best performance and ease of installation use with species ranging from cedar, spruce, redwood, pine, hem-fir with moisture content (m.c.) of 12%-20%. To comply with residential engineering guidelines, do not use any species with specific gravity (density) less than the lowest of the above recommended species.|
|Other Species||Douglas fir – ensure cutting edge of tube is sharp and m.c. not less than 12%. Otherwise, install as if hardwood.|
|Hardwoods||Requires hole saw and forstner bit installation technique as tube can not be impaled into wood easily. See How To Guide.|
|Pre-Drilling||For best performance it is recommended to pre-drill lag screw holes. See How To Guide.|
|Concrete Surfaces||Use minimum of 4 GRK Caliburn or Tapcon 1/4" screws at least 2-1/4" long.
Download the full size installation guide here. Or view a smaller version below:
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If purchased with other products that are subject to our "$7 or Free" program, the applied shipping charge will apply only to this product.
For concrete installations use our Concrete Screws
Download a full-size copy of the Titan Post Anchor Warranty here.
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I used these to construct a deck railing system using Tigerwood. With a hardwood like that you cannot pound the anchor in - it has to be carefully drilled. I found that the best way to do that was to drill a hole using a forstner bit first. The hole has to be big enough to clear not just the outside of the hole saw bit, but the top part of the hole drill. So you need to go larger than the forstner bit recommended on this site - a 1.5 inch bit works. Once the hole is drilled the hole saw then works fine and produces a good sturdy hole with center support. The lag screws must be pre drilled in hardwood, of course. I used 2" screws. The screws had enough strength to square up the bottom of the anchors to the posts. The deck was all ready level so no shims were required. A note on drilling the holes. I would not try to drill the holes by hand in a hardwood post such a tigerwood. But, I was able to use my drill press which I believe is a heck of a lot safer and a lo
We just completed our deck this past weekend and I have to say I'm extremely happy with both the performance and ease of use of the Post Anchor's. I have to admit I was a little leery after reading the instructions online that only drilling the center hole 1/2 way deep that the full post was going to hammer into the wood. With the sharpened edge it did with ease. (I would suggest buying the little protector thing as I did mash up the bottom a bit on a few of them with the sledge It did/will not impede the overall performance at all but I would use it next time.) Overall a great product way better then the Simpson Strong Ties I've used in the past which have that tall ugly box at the bottom. The ONLY thing I have to say I was very disappointing in was the "MADE IN CHINA" sticker attached to each one. I thought I was getting a solid Made in Canada/USA product. Come on Titan lets say we keep a few jobs in America... I'd even be willing to pay $2 more per anchor for a MADE LOCAL
We just build a new house in which I wanted to install a railing around a large opening in the second floor that overlooks the first floor. Also needed railings around the stairway. I wanted to attach our 4 x 4 clear fir posts to the top of the floor and looked for brackets on the web and talked with carpenters. The only bracket that looked reasonable was yours. Installing the brackets was easier than the video implies. (I used a jaw horse to hold the posts while drilling and attaching.) The posts were attached to a trim board on the floor. We are delighted with the outcome. The railing is solid and looks very good. By the way I am an amateur woodworker and am always surprised when something goes well-this project did. I have recommended these brackets to friends and relatives and in fact had a few extra brackets for them to try. I now have to install a railing on my deck and have thought that I could maybe do it less expensively than with Titan brackets. However, since I