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CPS/PBV Standoff Bases

CPS/PBV

The CPS composite-plastic standoff is for increased concrete surface area. The PBV hidden-standoff post base comes in two different sizes for a variety of post shapes. Both have a powder-coated black paint for a more finished look.

Material

CPS–Engineered composite plastic; PBV–14 gauge galvanized steel

Finish

Textured powder-coated flat black paint or galvanized

Installation

Post:

  • Drill a 3/4" diameter hole, 10" into the center of the post.
  • Clean out dust. Fill hole halfway with Simpson Strong-Tie® SET® epoxy anchoring adhesive.
  • Insert all-thread rod and allow epoxy to set and cure.
  • Secure standoff to post using four 10d nails except PBV which uses four Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws.

Concrete:

  • Drill a 3/4" diameter hole per anchor design (see Load Table, footnote 2).
  • Clean out dust. Fill hole halfway with Simpson Strong-Tie SET epoxy anchoring adhesive. 
  • Insert post subassembly into hole and allow epoxy to set and cure.
  • Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and therefore are not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports).

Ordering Information

  • For powder-coated flat black, order PBV6PC or PBV10PC.
  • For galvanized coating order PBV6 or PBV10.
  • For kit containing Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, RFB bolt, SET 1.7 adhesive, and powder coated PBV, order PBV6KT or PBV10KT.

Related Literature

Load Tables

  1. Allowable uplift load capacities are for solid-sawn posts with specific gravity of 0.36 minimum except the PBV, which is based on round "Viga" (Ponderosa Pine) wood posts.
  2. All allowable uplift loads are based on a lowest ultimate load from testing divided by a safety factor of 4. Concrete anchorage to be designed by others, refer to Simpson Strong-Tie website and Anchor Systems catalog. Allowable uplift capacities shall not exceed those shown in the table.
  3. Download capacities are calculated based on the standoff bearing area and a concrete strength of 2500 psi except the PBV which is based on the wood bearing strength (700 psi for Ponderosa Pine).
  4. Allowable loads may not be increased for short term loading.
  5. NAILS: 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
CPS No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
CPS4No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CPS46No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CPS5No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CPS6No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CPS7No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
PBVSee specific model numbers for code listings.
PBV10 ESR-1622 ESR-2523 RR25712 FL10849
PBV10PC No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
PBV6 ESR-1622 ESR-2523 RR25712 FL10849
PBV6PC No code listing. Please contact us for test data.

ESR-2523 is an Index of many of Simpson Strong-Tie Stamped and Welded Cold-formed Steel Products for Wood or Cold-formed Steel Construction

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
CPSNone None
CPS4
CPS4
DWGDXF
CPS4 front view
DWG DXF
CPS4 left view
DWG DXF
CPS4 right view
DWG DXF
CPS4 top view
DWG DXF
CPS4
DWG DXF
High Wind-Resistant Construction D90: Post/Column to Foundation
DWG DXF
CPS46
CPS46
DWGDXF
CPS46 front view
DWG DXF
CPS46 left view
DWG DXF
CPS46 right view
DWG DXF
CPS46 top view
DWG DXF
None
CPS5
CPS5
DWGDXF
CPS5 front view
DWG DXF
CPS5 left view
DWG DXF
CPS5 right view
DWG DXF
CPS5 top view
DWG DXF
None
CPS6
CPS6
DWGDXF
CPS6 front view
DWG DXF
CPS6 left view
DWG DXF
CPS6 right view
DWG DXF
CPS6 top view
DWG DXF
None
CPS7
CPS7
DWGDXF
CPS7 front view
DWG DXF
CPS7 left view
DWG DXF
CPS7 right view
DWG DXF
CPS7 top view
DWG DXF
None
PBVNone None
PBV10None None
PBV10PCNone None
PBV6None
PBV6
DWG DXF
PBV6PCNone
High Wind-Resistant Construction D91: Post/Column to Foundation
DWG DXF