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Simpson post base

Posted by tool_fool (My Page) on
Fri, May 14, 10 at 0:17

I have some Simpson CB66 column bases installed and waiting for me to throw some 6X6 posts in. The problem is, the CB66 are built with 5.5" dimensions and the 6X6's I have are all true 6X6. Anyone ever use these? Am i supposed to use a sledge hammer to gently pursuade the 8' tall posts into place or should I notch the posts to recess the CB66? Anyone?

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RE: Simpson post base

I vote notch the post. J.

RE: Simpson post base

I use a router and a pattern/flush trim bit, and a template to cut those pockets, works great!

Here is a link that might be useful: Pockets

RE: Simpson post base

Nice! You think you're better than me or something?

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