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Post and Panel Redux

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by rdm01, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

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    Hello,
    I have a client who is looking to update his post and panel sign. It was done years ago, and had been refaced last year but now it is time for a full revamp. Currently it is 2 sheets of 4' x 8' Alumalite w/pressure treated 4" x 4" posts, and he has mentioned that he may want to switch it to one central post.

    While I have made and installed many post and panel signs, I have not done one with a central post. It seems to me there would be much more engineering involved, with the entire process being more complex. Has anybody found a simple source for some shop drawings or information on a good way to do this. I am not looking for someone to do all the work, but would hate to reinvent the wheel if there is an easy system that exists.

    The sign will be 4' - 5' off the ground, so a total height of 8' x 9'. My estimate puts the pole at about a 12' - 14' pole, but I really don't know what kind of structure is going to be required to hold the faces to the pole.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    If I'm understanding, the two 4'x8' faces would be attached to the single pole so they form a 8'x8' face? And that face would be 5' above grade? So the finished product would be 13' overall height? If so, your pier should be a little over 4' deep, which means your total support length would be 17'.

    I don't have any reference material in front of me but that's too much surface area for a single 4''x4'' wood post that high up in the air.
     
  3. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

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    Sorry,
    Two separate faces on either side of the sign, so the post doesn't interrupt the message.

    I think we may have to upgrade this one to a metal pole, and cement it it.
    Ryan
     
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