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.
Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
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 0.162" x 3 1/2" nails or 0.162" x 2 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
Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
Structural composite lumber columns have sides that show either the wide face or the edges of the lumber strands/veneers known as the narrow face. Values in the tables reflect installation into the wide face. See technical bulletin T-C-SCLCLM for load reductions resulting from narrow-face installations.
Base allowable loads assume that nails have full penetration into the supporting member. Loads do not apply to end-grain post installations.