Installation - Concealed Post Base

CPT

Installation

Installation Sequence

Follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Use the flitch plate as a template to mark dowel locations. - Concealed Post Base
    Step 1: Use the flitch plate as a template to mark dowel locations.
  • Step 2: Drill 13mm holes 
perpendicular to the post at marked 
locations. - Concealed Post Base
    Step 2: Drill 13mm holes perpendicular to the post at marked locations.
  • Step 3: Cut a 5mm wide slot on the 
side adjacent the drilled holes. Check 
that the flitch plate slides freely. - Concealed Post Base
    Step 3: Cut a 5mm wide slot on the side adjacent the drilled holes. Check that the flitch plate slides freely.
  • Step 4: Fix down the flitch plate to 
concrete foundation and lower the 
standoff over the flitch plate. - Concealed Post Base
    Step 4: Fix down the flitch plate to concrete foundation and lower the standoff over the flitch plate.
  • Step 5: Lower the post onto the flitch 
plate with the drilled holes aligned 
with the three holes in the flitch plate. Be careful to avoid rotating the post during installation. - Concealed Post Base
    Step 5: Lower the post onto the flitch plate with the drilled holes aligned with the three holes in the flitch plate. Be careful to avoid rotating the post during installation.
  • Step 6: Drive the dowels into the post. They should be roughly centred within 
the post. - Concealed Post Base
    Step 6: Drive the dowels into the post. They should be roughly centred within the post.