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BCS Post Cap w/ Double-Shear Nailing

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The BCS is designed to connect a multi-ply member beam to a post. The dimensions of this post cap accommodate the narrower width of multiple 2x members on top of the post. The BCS provides both lateral and uplift support and features double-shear nailing that distributes the load through two points for optimal strength.

Key Features

  • Opposing flanges provide increased lateral resistance
  • Double-shear nailing for optimal strength
  • Sized specifically for multi-2x widths

Material

  • 18 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized, ZMAX® coating, or stainless steel; see Corrosion Information

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Do not install bolts into pilot holes
  • Install dome nails on beam; drive nails at an angle through the beam into the post below to achieve the table loads

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Nominal Post Size Ga. W1 (in.) W2 (in.) L1 (in.) L2 (in.) H1 (in.) H2 (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
BCS2-2/4 Double 2x beam, 4x post 18 3 1/8 3 9/16 2 7/8 2 7/8 2 15/16 2 15/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
BCS2-2/4SS Double 2x beam, 4x post 18 3 1/8 3 9/16 2 7/8 2 7/8 2 15/16 2 15/16 Stainless Steel 1
BCS2-2/4Z Double 2x beam, 4x post 18 3 1/8 3 9/16 2 7/8 2 7/8 2 15/16 2 15/16 ZMAX® 1
BCS2-3/6 Double 3x beam, 6x post 18 4 5/8 5 9/16 4 3/8 2 7/8 3 5/16 2 15/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
BCS2-3/6SS Double 3x beam, 6x post 18 4 5/8 5 9/16 4 3/8 2 7/8 3 5/16 2 15/16 Stainless Steel 1
BCS2-3/6Z Double 3x beam, 6x post 18 4 5/8 5 9/16 4 3/8 2 7/8 3 5/16 2 15/16 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

    For stainless-steel fasteners, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

    BCS2-2/4 is approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

BC/BCS Post Caps Load Table
  1. Allowable loads have been increased 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 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.
  3. Base allowable loads assume that nails have full penetration into the supporting member. Loads do not apply to end-grain post installations.
  4. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
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.

BCS2-2/4 4x 8-SD9212 6-SD9212 840 1115

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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