Designed to reinforce new or existing post-base connections on carports, patio covers, and trellises, the Simpson Strong-Tie RPBZ galvanized retrofit post base installs on wood or concrete with Simpson fasteners or anchors and will fit any post that’s a double 2x4 or larger. If the post is flush to a corner, a single RPBZ can be used on the back side of the post; when the post is away from the edge of the deck or patio, two connectors can be used. Bases also can be used as temporary base fixtures with shoring beams in remodels or to temporarily support a structure. Simpson Strong-Tie, 800.999.5099,