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Recent test data indicates that load values for some stainless-steel models for connectors on this page have changed. See stainless steel connector tables below for updated information.

BC/BCS Post Caps


Installation

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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; see Corrosion Information.

Installation:

SD9 & SD10 Compatible

Some products may be installed with the Strong-Drive® SD Structural Connector screw -
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BC4 Cap/Base
(BC6 similar)
BC8 Cap/ Base BC60 Half Base
(other similar)
 
BCS2-2/4
U.S. Patent
5,603,580
 
Typical BCS
Installation

top Load Table: See code report listings below

Load Values with Carbon Steel Nails

Additional Corrosion Protection

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 Structural-Connector screw.
See the load values below.

Table
  1. Allowable loads have been increased 60% for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. 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. See technical bulletin T-C-SCLCLM for values on the narrow face (edge).
  3. Base allowable loads assumes nails have full penetration into supporting member. Loads do not apply to end grain post installations.
  4. NAILS: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Load Values with Stainless Steel Nails

Model
No.
Fasteners Allowable Loads (160)
To Beam To Post Uplift Lateral
BCS2-2/4SS 8-SS10d 6-SS10d 575 850
8-SSA10d 6-SSA10d 780 1025
BCS2-3/6SS 12-SS16d 6-SS16d 525 1055
12-SSA16d 6-SSA16d 800 1495

  1. SSA10d, SSA16d nails are Simpson Strong-Tie® stainless steel ring shank nails.
  2. NAILS: SSA10d and SS10d = 0.148" dia. X 3" long. SSA16d and SS16d = 0.162" dia. X 3 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Load Values with SD Series Screws

Additional Corrosion Protection

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.

Model
No.
Nominal Post
Size
Fasteners Allowable Loads
Beam
Flange
Post
Flange
Uplift Lateral
F1
CAPS
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BCS2-2/4
4x 8-SD9212 6-SD9212 840 1115

  1. Must be installed in pairs.
Model
No.
Nominal Post
Size
Fasteners Allowable Loads
Post
Flange
Base
Bottom
Uplift Lateral
F1
Lateral
F2
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BASES
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BC40
4x 6-SD10112 4-SD10112 805 770 - -
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BC60
6x 6-SD10112 4-SD10112 680 920 - -

  1. Load shown for SET epoxy. For AT adhesive use 985 lbs.


next  top Code Reports (PDFs):
Legacy Reports
  IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR CITY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF FLORIDA ICC-ES NER ICC-ES ER ICC-ES ES
BCSee specific model numbers for code listings.
BC4  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * / ESR-3096 RR25714 / RR25910 FL10860      
BC40  ESR-3096 RR25910        
BC40RNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BC40SS No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
BC40Z  ESR-3096 RR25910        
BC46  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BC460No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BC4R  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BC4SSNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BC4Z  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * / ESR-3096 RR25714 / RR25910 FL10860      
BC6  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BC60  ESR-3096 RR25910        
BC60RNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BC60Z No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
BC6R  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BC6Z  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BC8  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BC80No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BC80RNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BCSSee specific model numbers for code listings.
BCS2-2/4  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * / ESR-3096 RR25714 / RR25910 FL10860      
BCS2-2/4SSNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BCS2-2/4Z  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * / ESR-3096 RR25714 / RR25910 FL10860      
BCS2-3/6  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      
BCS2-3/6SSNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
BCS2-3/6Z  ESR-2604 / ESR-2523 * RR25714 FL10860      

* 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



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 ORTHOGRAPHIC
PERSPECTIVE
BCNone for this model None for this model
BC4 BC4: DWG | DXF
BC4 front view: DWG | DXF
BC4 right view: DWG | DXF
BC4 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model
BC40 BC40: DWG | DXF
BC40 front view: DWG | DXF
BC40 right view: DWG | DXF
BC40 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model
BC40RNone for this model None for this model
BC46 BC46: DWG | DXF
BC46 front view: DWG | DXF
BC46 right view: DWG | DXF
BC46 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model
BC460None for this model None for this model
BC4RNone for this model None for this model
BC6 BC6: DWG | DXF
BC6 front view: DWG | DXF
BC6 left view: DWG | DXF
BC6 right view: DWG | DXF
BC6 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model
BC60 BC60: DWG | DXF
BC60 front view: DWG | DXF
BC60 right view: DWG | DXF
BC60 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model
BC60RNone for this model None for this model
BC6RNone for this model None for this model
BC8 BC8: DWG | DXF
BC8 front view: DWG | DXF
BC8 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model
BC80None for this model None for this model
BC80RNone for this model None for this model
BCSNone for this model BCS: DWG | DXF
BCS2-2/4 BCS2-2/4: DWG | DXF
BCS2-2/4 front view: DWG | DXF
BCS2-2/4 right view: DWG
BCS2-2/4 top view: DWG
High Wind-Resistant Construction D78: Post/Column to Beam: DWG | DXF
BCS2-3/6 BCS2-3/6: DWG | DXF
BCS2-3/6 front view: DWG | DXF
BCS2-3/6 left view: DWG | DXF
BCS2-3/6 right view: DWG | DXF
BCS2-3/6 top view: DWG | DXF
None for this model

   
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