The BC post base is designed to connect a post to a wood supporting member. The 18-gauge material of this post base makes it ideal for light-duty connections. The BC provides uplift and lateral resistance and includes sizes for both nominal and rough lumber.
Opposing nail pattern to reduce wood splitting
Attains full allowable load using either common nail or pneumatic nail sizes
Light-gauge material designed for light-duty applications
Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating or stainless steel. See Corrosion Information.
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
Do not install bolts into pilot holes
BC 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
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.