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Post length vs. size of base plate?

  1. Sep 13, 2007 #1
    For some reason I'm having issues today figuring out what size base plate to make for a post that has a 30lb wieght at 50" from the floor? Does anyone have a simple formula? I just want to post to not tip over without any outside forces acting on it. Thanks.
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  3. Sep 13, 2007 #2


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    Welcome to PF, Azcr.
    It's a bit more complicated than you indicate. If there were no forces at all acting upon it, you wouldn't need any plate.
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