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How to mount 1 inch HDU routed sign to 4x4 post

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by bpatrick3, May 21, 2018.

  1. bpatrick3

    bpatrick3 Member

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    Was wondering the prferred method for mounting 1" HDU signs 18"x24" to single 4x4 post.
    Thanks
     
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  2. GaSouthpaw

    GaSouthpaw Active Member

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    I'd suggest an .080" or .125" aluminum backer to attach to the post. Glue/mechanically affix the HDU to the aluminum.
     
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  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yowsa, that's really taking a chance. The aluminum backer is a good idea, but at least use some sort of backing piece. Otherwise, some kid will knock it off or break it off just riding by on his bicycle.
     
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  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Yep, definitely need a backer panel of some kind. I'd probably use a piece of .080 since I usually have leftovers.
    For a clean look mount screw and glue the 080 to the post and then screw and glue the HDU to the .080, srcews going thru the back of the .080.
     
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  5. stripe52

    stripe52 New Member

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    I take light weight aluminum angle iron, and glue and screw to back of HDU. Place them vertically in position leaving 3-1/2" space for the 4 x 4, then screw thru the angles into the post.
     
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  6. bannertime

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    I don't ever work with HDU, so I'm legitimately curious about this. Is HDU sturdy enough that it doesn't need support on the edges? I know it's pretty tough, but I can't help but think some kid ramming a shoulder into it and breaking it in half.

    And before some tries to say "that wouldn't happen," I speak from experience that it does happen.
     
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    I've used Dowels before
     
  8. letterman7

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    .080 or 1/2" MDO as a backer.
     
  9. Billct2

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    Yes, it will snap. That's why this install especially should have a full solid backer of some sort.
    But since this is a year old maybe the OP could fill us in on what they did.
     
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