PCZ/EPCZ Post Caps
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.
ZMAX coating. See Corrosion Information.
- 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.
- For end conditions, specify EPCZ post caps.
- For heavy duty applications, see CC and CCQ series.
- For retrofit applications, see AC and LC Series.
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Load Values with Nails
These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.
- Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
- 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.
- 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.
- Post and beam may consist of multiple members provided they are connected independently of the post cap fasteners.
- 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.
- Strong-Drive® SD9x1 1/2 Connector screws may be substituted for table fasteners with no load reduction.
- Models available for rough size lumber, specify RZ suffix. Ex. PC4RZ.
- NAILS: 10d = 0.148” dia. x 3” long.
See other nail sizes and information.
SCREWS: SD9112 = 0.131" dia. x 1 1/2" long.
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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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