lamp post mount. base

hogan_njOctober 1, 2011

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?

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I'd use something like 1/4" lag bolts, with of course the holes for the lag shields drilled after the concrete sets up. (I say 'something like' because there are variations of the same basic idea on the market.)
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