BC/BCS Post Caps

065a-2015

The BCS allows for the connection of 2-2x’s to a 4x post or 3-2x’s to a 6x post. Double-shear nailing between beam and post gives added strength! The BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base connections.

Material: 18 gauge

Finish: Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating and stainless steel.

Installation:

  • Use all specified fasteners.
  • Use hot-dip galvanized (HDG) nails with ZMAX and HDG connector products. Use Type 316 stainless-steel nails with our stainless-steel connector products.
  • Do not install bolts into pilot holes.
  • BCS: install dome nails on beam; drive nails at an angle through the beam into the post below to achieve the table loads
  • BC: install with 16d commons or 16dx2 1/2″ joist hanger nails.
  • Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and therefore are not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports).
  • To tie multiple 2x members together, the Designer must determine the fasteners required to join members to act as one unit without splitting the wood.
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