Installation Guide – T Blade Post Anchors
This VUETRADE™ Installation Guide details how to install a T Blade Post Support with or without a T Blade Cap. Read here or download the PDF version here.
Step 1: Cut Slot Into Base Of Timber Post
⇒ Measuring up from the base of the post ensuring space is allowed for the base plate bolt heads and T Blade Cap (see Table 1 for recommended slot sizes); cut a 10.0mm wide slot in the centre of the timber post base. Refer to VUETRADE T Blade Timber Cutting Schedules for VBPTB90100, VBPTB115140, VBPTB150180 and VBPTB180200 (only applicable for use with VUETRADE T Blade Concealing Caps).[table “107” not found /]
Step 2: Drill Bolt Holes Into Timber Posts
⇒ Lay the post support on the outside of the post, lining up the top of the blade with the top of the slot. There should be a gap between the post support base and the timber post base, to allow space for bolt heads and T Blade Cap.
⇒ Using the marked holes, drill the hole to suit your post support (See Table 2)[table “109” not found /]
Step 3: Bolt Down T-Blade Post Support
⇒ Place the post support in position and bolt down using screw bolts (See Table 3)
⇒ If using T-Blade with Leg, setting into concrete is also suitable.[table “110” not found /]
Step 4: Slide Cap Over T-Blade Post Support
⇒ If using, Slide the T-Blade Cap over the installed post anchor, covering the bolts.
Ensure you fit the bolt concealing cap PRIOR to bolting the post to the post support – T Blade Caps cannot be retro-fitted!
Step 5: Slide Timber Post Over T-Blade Post Support
⇒ Slide Timber Post Over T-Blade Post Support – the pre-drilled holes in the timber post will match up with the holes in the post support
Step 6: Bolt Timber Post Onto The T-Blade Post Support
⇒ Using bolts to suit the post support size, bolt the timber post into position (See Table 2)[table “109” not found /]