A single post is always subjected to lateral forces from all directions, either depending on the direction of the wind or depending on the object that it is supporting.
The taller the post, the greater the effect of these forces on the foundations.
If these forces are weak, or the wind load on the post is low, only one screw per post is needed.
However, be careful to take the soil conditions and the height of the post into account when choosing which of the two solutions to use.
A foundation screw of at least 100 cm is required for this type of application.
Advantage 1: Easy to install, inexpensive and good stability in hard soils.
Advantage 2: Possible to correct the post’s vertical position with a Fix 3D Connect U (B16).
This solution is carried out in 4 steps:
1. Making holes in the ground
2. Installing foundation screws
3. Positioning of vertical adjustment system
4. Positioning of post & connector
It is essential to first make a hole in the ground as this ensures that the screw will penetrate well into the soil.
Lubrication helps to position the foundation screw.
Our portable electric machines, in combination with a laser transmitter and receiver, are used to install the screws in a level position and do not require any specific actions.
First, put the “Fix3D connect U” in place and adjust its vertical position.
Then, put the “Connect U” in place, adjust the alignment and securely attach the whole thing
Attach the “Connect U” removable plate to the post, then insert the whole thing into the “Connect U” and fasten the post with wood screws and/or bolt through everything.
Repeat the steps for each post.
Follow the tutorial below which gives step-by-step instructions on how to install this solution:
Products associated with this solution
U-shaped connector for wooden cross-section of 140 mm. MULTI-PURPOSE. Optional reinforcement for Wood140 (C6).
fix connect u90-120-140
Kit for fastening the Connect U to the foundation screws, with lateral adjustment.
Foundation screw, length 1,000 mm. With an M16 thread in the centre of the head for attaching connectors.
Foundation screw, length 1,250 mm. With an M16 thread in the centre of the head for attaching connectors.