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PCZ/EPCZ Post Caps

PCZ/EPCZ

The next-generation PCZ/EPCZ post caps are designed with their post and beam flanges in-line so that one PCZ/EPCZ model can accommodate several post sizes. The PCZ/EPCZ now uses easier-to-install 10d common nails. An alternate choice of fasteners is Strong-Drive® #9x1 1/2" SD Connector screws. ZMAX® finish is standard to meet exposure conditions in many environments. See additional corrosion information.

Material

16 gauge

Finish

ZMAX coating. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • Do not install bolts into pilot holes.
  • Some products may be installed with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See model table.

Options

  • For end conditions, specify EPCZ post caps.
  • For heavy duty applications, see CC and CCQ series.
  • For retrofit applications, see AC and LC Series.

Related Literature

Load Tables

Load Values with Nails

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

   These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.

  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Uplift loads do not apply to spliced conditions. Spliced conditions must be detailed by the Designer to transfer tension loads between spliced members by means other than the post cap.
  3. Structural composite lumber columns have sides that show either the wide face or the edges of the lumber strands/veneers. Values in the tables reflect installation into the wide face and do not allow for installation into the narrow face.
  4. Post and beam may consist of multiple members provided they are connected independently of the post cap fasteners.
  5. 10dx2 1/2 (0.148" dia. x 2 1/2" long) nails may be used with no load reduction for uplift and 0.85 of the table loads for lateral.
  6. Strong-Drive® SD9x1 1/2 Connector screws may be substituted for table fasteners with no load reduction.
  7. Models available for rough size lumber, specify RZ suffix. Ex. PC4RZ.
  8. NAILS: 10d = 0.148” dia. x 3” long. See other nail sizes and information.
    SCREWS: SD9112 = 0.131" dia. x 1 1/2" long.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
EPC4RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523
EPC4Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523
EPC6RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
EPC6Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
EPC8RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
EPC8Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
EPCZSee specific model numbers for code listings.
PC4RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
PC4Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
PC6RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
PC6Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
PC8RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
PC8Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714
PCZSee specific model numbers for code listings.

ESR-2523 is an Index of many of Simpson Strong-Tie Stamped and Welded Cold-formed Steel Products for Wood or Cold-formed Steel Construction

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
EPC4RZ
EPC4RZ front view
DWG DXF
EPC4RZ left view
DWG DXF
EPC4RZ right view
DWG DXF
EPC4RZ top view
DWG DXF
EPC4RZ
DWG DXF
EPC4Z
EPC4Z front view
DWG DXF
EPC4Z left view
DWG DXF
EPC4Z right view
DWG DXF
EPC4Z top view
DWG DXF
EPC4Z
DWG DXF
EPC6RZ
EPC6RZ front view
DWG DXF
EPC6RZ left view
DWG DXF
EPC6RZ right view
DWG DXF
EPC6RZ top view
DWG DXF
EPC6RZ
DWG DXF
EPC6Z
EPC6Z front view
DWG DXF
EPC6Z left view
DWG DXF
EPC6Z right view
DWG DXF
EPC6Z top view
DWG DXF
EPC6Z
DWG DXF
EPC8RZ
EPC8RZ front view
DWG DXF
EPC8RZ left view
DWG DXF
EPC8RZ right view
DWG DXF
EPC8RZ top view
DWG DXF
EPC8RZ
DWG DXF
EPC8Z
EPC8Z front view
DWG DXF
EPC8Z left view
DWG DXF
EPC8Z right view
DWG DXF
EPC8Z top view
DWG DXF
EPC8Z
DWG DXF
EPCZNone None
PC4RZ
PC4RZ front view
DWG DXF
PC4RZ left view
DWG DXF
PC4RZ right view
DWG DXF
PC4RZ top view
DWG DXF
PC4RZ
DWG DXF
PC4Z
PC4Z bottom view
DWG DXF
PC4Z front view
DWG DXF
PC4Z left view
DWG DXF
PC4Z right view
DWG DXF
PC4Z top view
DWG DXF
PC4Z
DWG DXF
PC6RZ
PC6RZ front view
DWG DXF
PC6RZ left view
DWG DXF
PC6RZ right view
DWG DXF
PC6RZ top view
DWG DXF
PC6RZ
DWG DXF
PC6Z
PC6Z front view
DWG DXF
PC6Z bottom view
DWG
PC6Z left view
DWG DXF
PC6Z right view
DWG DXF
PC6Z top view
DWG DXF
PC6Z
DWG DXF
PC8RZ
PC8RZ front view
DWG DXF
PC8RZ left view
DWG DXF
PC8RZ right view
DWG DXF
PC8RZ top view
DWG DXF
PC8RZ
DWG DXF
PC8Z
PC8Z bottom view
DWG
PC8Z front view
DWG DXF
PC8Z left view
DWG DXF
PC8Z right view
DWG DXF
PC8Z top view
DWG DXF
PC8Z
DWG DXF
PCZNone None