Post Anchor for Posts with Sail Shades

by Ron
(Houston, TX)

I would like to install posts on my deck outside (concrete pebble layer). I will be attaching a large eye hook at the top to hang sail shades from. My question is can I use the titan post anchor for posts with sail shades.

Since I will only be mounting from the ground and not have anything at the top of the post, will you system be enough to hold the post in place with the side weight of the sail and the wind pulling on it?

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Mar 31, 2012
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by: Editor - Rich Bergman

Mounting to the concrete is a simple procedure. However as a total stand alone post at 6' or 7' I would not recommend the 4x4 titan post anchor.

We have lots of engineering showing compliance at 36" in guard rail applications so that is not a problem.

But if you want a single post at that height to perform to your liking I think you go with the 6x6 post anchor. Or you use the 4x4 anchor but you have to incorporate some kind of framing between the tops of each post so the entire structure becomes one.

In that case I don't believe you would have any problem attaching sail like fabric given the way the finished structure would act as one.

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