Installing Ashford Posts: Basic Guidelines

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Saw or Jigsaw
  2. Drill
  3. Wrench
  4. Shovel
  5. Concrete/Gravel
  6. Structural Post
  7. Screws
  8. Screw gun with the appropriate tip for the screws being used.

Directions:

1.) On the bottom of the Post there is a cut out template for a 4" or 5" structural post. Cut out hole for the structural post. The cut out hole does not have to be perfect, you can have up to a 2" gap. The template is only a guideline.

2.) Dig post hole so the bottom of the hole is larger in diameter than the top. The structural post should be in the ground 18" to 24" and be at least 24" above the ground.

3.) Set post over structural post.

NOTE: Our products are not structural, therefore when installing railings, all railings must be secured directly to the structural posts inside our Faux Post, not to the surface of our Faux Posts.

4.) Pour concrete inside the Post with at least 10" of concrete. Vibrate the concrete by tapping the side of the Post with your foot. Make sure the concrete works its way down around the structural post.

5.) If using a mailbox post, insert the mailbox. Then insert push tab into the hole located in the back of Post. The push tab should go through the Post and mailbox. This supports the mailbox and secures it to the Post.

When installing Railings, it is best to install either joist hangers (for wood) or the fencing manufacturer's pre-fabricated Railing Hangers (for PVC, etc.) onto the structural Post prior to installing our Faux Post over the structural Post. You can then cut as necessary to pass the railings through our Faux Post, and then secure the railings to the Structural Post Prior to installing the Post Cap

6.) Secure the cap with included screws.

7.) Level post before concrete sets

NOTE: Our products are not structural, therefore when installing railings, all railings must be secured directly to the structural posts inside our Faux Post, not to the surface of our Faux Posts.




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