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Foundation screws - can they handle horizontal/lateral force?

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Foundation screws - can they handle horizontal/lateral force?

I want to put up a 6x6 post in the garden behind our detached garage to mount a garden hose reel we have. For the fact I just need a single post I prefer not to dig and do concrete and my only other option is attaching to the garage but that's a bit of a pain to do nicely with the siding. I have been looking and can't find a solid answer but can these foundation screws handle a lateral force very well? The easiest option would be a foundation screw with a 6x6. Of course in this application essentially all of the force will be horizontal from pulling the hose out across the years from the reel. Will this hold up?
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projectman44 wrote: I found tension and shear values for tapcon red head..

https://www.itwredhead.com/portals/0/fm ... aldata.pdf

why not embed a post base into the concrete
I don't have any concrete to embed a post in other than the wall of my garage (behind siding). My preference is to avoid damaging the siding. My hope was to use a foundation screw to avoid pouring concrete.
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ChicoQuente wrote: I want to put up a 6x6 post in the garden behind our detached garage to mount a garden hose reel we have. For the fact I just need a single post I prefer not to dig and do concrete and my only other option is attaching to the garage but that's a bit of a pain to do nicely with the siding. I have been looking and can't find a solid answer but can these foundation screws handle a lateral force very well? The easiest option would be a foundation screw with a 6x6. Of course in this application essentially all of the force will be horizontal from pulling the hose out across the years from the reel. Will this hold up?
Use a siding mounting block. Less work than a 6x6 post and way cheaper.

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