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BC/BCS Post Caps

BC/BCS

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. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • 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.
  • Some products may be installed with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See model table.
  • View step-by-step installation instructions in the Installer's Pocket Guide (S-C-INSTALL).

Related Literature

Load Tables

Load Values with Carbon Steel 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 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
  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.
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
Load Values with Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws
ModelNo. Nominal Post Size Fasteners Allowable Loads
Beam Flange Post Flange Uplift Lateral F1
CAPS

    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.

  1. Must be installed in pairs.
BCS2-2/4 4x 8-SD9212 6-SD9212 840 1115
ModelNo. Nominal Post Size Fasteners Allowable Loads
Post Flange Base Bottom Uplift Lateral F1 Lateral F2 Download
BASES

    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.

  1. Load shown for SET epoxy. For AT adhesive use 985 lbs.
BC40 4x 6-SD10112 4-SD10112 805 770 - -
BC60 6x 6-SD10112 4-SD10112 680 920 - -

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
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

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
BCNone None
BC4
BC4
DWGDXF
BC4 front view
DWG DXF
BC4 right view
DWG DXF
BC4 top view
DWG DXF
None
BC40
BC40
DWGDXF
BC40 front view
DWG DXF
BC40 right view
DWG DXF
BC40 top view
DWG DXF
None
BC40RNone None
BC46
BC46
DWGDXF
BC46 front view
DWG DXF
BC46 right view
DWG DXF
BC46 top view
DWG DXF
None
BC460None None
BC4RNone None
BC6
BC6
DWGDXF
BC6 front view
DWG DXF
BC6 left view
DWG DXF
BC6 right view
DWG DXF
BC6 top view
DWG DXF
None
BC60
BC60
DWGDXF
BC60 front view
DWG DXF
BC60 right view
DWG DXF
BC60 top view
DWG DXF
None
BC60RNone None
BC6RNone None
BC8
BC8
DWGDXF
BC8 front view
DWG DXF
BC8 top view
DWG DXF
None
BC80None None
BC80RNone None
BCSNone
BCS
DWG DXF
BCS2-2/4
BCS2-2/4
DWGDXF
BCS2-2/4 front view
DWG DXF
BCS2-2/4 right view
DWG DXF
BCS2-2/4 top view
DWG DXF
High Wind-Resistant Construction D80: Post/Column to Beam
DWG DXF
BCS2-3/6
BCS2-3/6
DWGDXF
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
High Wind-Resistant Construction D80: Post/Column to Beam
DWG DXF