Available finishes

  • Aluminum mill (A)

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QBase Mount

The QBase Mount is a strong and versatile post-style mount with various post height options. Formerly sold in kits (QMQLSH and QMQDM) the components can now be purchased separately and combined to build a custom solution that best suits your project. The QBase Mount ships without fasteners, allowing the project engineer to specify the fastener that best fits the project requirements.

Features

  • QBase Mount components are all sold as separate SKUs so that you can mix and match parts, tailoring your system to your exact specifications.
  • Eight available post heights: 3.25", 4.5", 6.5", 8.5", 11.5", 12.5", 14.5", 17.5"
  • 2 or 4 hole mounting options. Attaches to the deck or structural member
  • QBase Mount works on TPO, PVC, EPDM, built-up roofing, composition shingle, tile, shake, slate and metal shingle roof types.
  • 25-year warranty
  • Meets or exceeds roofing industry best practices
  • Works with all leading racking
  • Available through leading distributors

QBase Mount Components

Aluminum Base


Roof Attachement

The cast aluminum QBase base ships with a 5/16”-18 x 3/4“ Grade-8 machine bolt that features a long-life coating. Prior to fastening, it is inserted into the bottom of the Base to attach the post. The QBase accounts for ½” of the net height of the complete assembly.


Fastening

The Base can be fastened to a either a structural member or directly to the roof sheathing using up to 4 fasteners. When utilized as a rafter-attached mount, two 5/16”x3” stainless steel lag screws are recommended, and test results are available in the Resources tab. Other fasteners and mounting locations should be determined by the engineer of record and approved by the AHJ prior to use and shall have adequate pullout strength, lateral and sheer capacity.


Post

The aluminum post is available in eight height options:

  • 3.25"
  • 4.5"
  • 6.5"
  • 8.5"
  • 11.5"
  • 12.5"
  • 14.5"
  • 17.5"

Note that the net assembly will be ½” greater than the post size due to the ½” added by the QBase. Each post ships with EPDM washer to keep water out the post and 5/16”-18 stainless steel post-to-rack hardware and to attach the bracket of your choice to the top of the post.


Brackets

The post-to-rack hardware can be used to connect a variety of brackets to the top of the post.


Flashing

The QBase Mount is flashed to the roof using flashing and methods specific to the roof type. Flashing solutions are available for most roof types, available here. Flashing may also be obtained from third parties. Guidelines for flashing the QBase Mount based on roof type are available below.


Flashing Guidelines

The QBase Mount is flashed to the roof using flashing and methods specific to the roof type. Flashing solutions are available for most roof types, available here. Flashing may also be obtained from third parties. Guidelines for flashing the QBase Mount based on roof type are available below.


QRail Tilt System

The QBase Mount combines with the 5 or 10 degree tilted L-feet and the QRail racking system to create a UL-2703 certfied fixed tilt system. For more information click here.


WARNING: Quick Mount PV products are NOT designed for and should NOT be used to anchor fall protection equipment.

Product Resources

Introducing the QBase Low Slope Mount

Installing the QBase Low Slope Mount: Insulated Membrane Roof

Installing the QBase Low Slope Mount: Retrofit on a Built-up Roof

Flashing the QBase Low Slope Mount with Chem Link's E-Curb


Installation Guide (PDF 300K)
Flashing Guidelines (PDF 6.75M)
Engineering reports
7 inch (PDF 891K) • 9 inch (PDF 725K) • 12 inch (PDF 976K)
7 inch on steel (PDF 673k)


50 States Code Compliance Certification Letters


Rail Compatability Engineering Reports

CAD drawing
DWG (1.2M) • PDF (121K)

Product Specifications

Order Base and Post assemblies separately:

Base:

  • Cast aluminum QBase, 4” O.D.
  • Grade-8 machine bolt, 5/16”-18 x 3/4" with EcoGuard® Coating

Posts:

  • Aluminum post, mill finish
  • EPDM-bonded stainless steel sealing washer, 5/16" x 1-1/4"
  • Stainless steel cap screw 5/16”-18 x 1" with 1” captive washer and nylon patch

Tools needed for installation
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk line
  • Marker
  • 1/2" Socket Driver
  • Torque Wrench
  • Sealant compatible with roofing materials
  • Drill and impact gun with appropriate bit and driver for selected fasteners
Applicable roof types Works with all roof types
Available finishes Aluminum mill


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