lamp post mount. base
I ordered a lamp post light that will be in, in a few weeks. I did get the base for it so I thought I would do the underground and get the concrete form ready.
Now the base did not come with a templete but I could make one. The base has holes for 1/4" hardware and I can't drill it out bigger because the holes are very close to the corners.
First ? is how long do I want these anchors? The post is 7' high. Next ? is I am having a hard time finding 1/4" j-bolts so what should I use instead? Should I drill them later or set them in wet concrete?
Also the base does not have a shroud that wraps around the bottom to hide hardware so it will be exposed. The finish on the base is a antique rust. What looks better, the top of a bolt or a nut showing?