Once you know your loads, be sure to check your codes. With the increases in Log Home construction, existing building codes are being enforced and new regulations are being created. The Top Locking Plate may be required for exterior support posts in many areas where Log Homes are being built. This tough, welded assembly simply secures the Spider Nut & Bronze Bearing to keep exterior support posts secure in high wind situations.
The Locking Plate is currently being rated for uplift strength. Always check local building codes and consult a structural engineer for your particular project for these types of applications.
As your home settles, adjustments are still easy with the Spider Nut design using a heavy punch and sledge. Top Locking Plate measures 5"x 5" and can be used on both the Nortek 6680 and 4430 Levelers. Levelers sold separately.