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CCQ Column Cap, Quick-Install

CCQ

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The CCQ is designed to provide strong column-beam connections in wood construction. The seat of the column cap provides an additional surface area of bearing that extends beyond each side of the column. The extended bearing surface helps distribute the load from the beam and provide support for the connection. The CCQ uses Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws for fast installation and to attach to a greater net section area of the column than a bolt attachment normally entails.

Key Features

  • The SDS screws provide a lower profile than standard through bolts
  • Certified welds for confidence in strength and loading
  • Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading
  • Diamond holes for temporary fastening

Material

  • CCQ3, CCQ4, CCQ4.62, CCQ6 — 7 gauge; all others — 3 gauge

Finish

  • Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint; available in HDG and stainless steel. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Fasten with 1/4" x 2 1/2" Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, which are provided with the column cap. (Lag screws will not achieve the same load.) Use stainless-steel Strong-Drive screws with stainless-steel connectors.
  • For rough-cut lumber sizes, provide dimensions. An optional W2 dimension may be specified with any column size given. (Note that the W2 dimension on straps rotated 90° is limited by the W1 dimension.)

Options

  • Straps may be rotated 90° where W1 ≥ W2 and for CCQ5-6.
  • Other custom column caps are available. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie.

Related Literature

Load Tables

  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.

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

Model No. Beam Width (in.) Dimensions (in.) No. of 1/4" x 2 1/2" SDS Screws Allowable Loads (DF/SP)
W1 W2 L H Beam Post Uplift Down
(160) (100)
  CCQ3-4SDS2.5 3 1/8 3 1/4 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 16,980
  CCQ3-6SDS2.5 3 1/8 3 1/4 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 5,370 21,485
  CCQ44SDS2.5 3 1/2 3 5/8 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 19,020
  CCQ46SDS2.5 3 1/2 3 5/8 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 24,065
  CCQ48SDS2.5 3 1/2 3 5/8 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 24,065
  CCQ4.62-3.62SDS 4 1/2 4 5/8 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 23,390
  CCQ4.62-4.62SDS 4 1/2 4 5/8 4 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 30,070
  CCQ4.62-5.50SDS 4 1/2 4 5/8 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 30,940
  CCQ5-4SDS2.5 5 1/8 5 1/4 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 26,635
  CCQ5-6SDS2.5 5 1/8 5 1/4 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 28,190
  CCQ5-8SDS2.5 5 1/8 5 1/4 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 35,235
  CCQ64SDS2.5 5 1/4, 5 1/2 5 1/2 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 28,585
  CCQ66SDS2.5 5 1/4, 5 1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 30,250
  CCQ68SDS2.5 5 1/4, 5 1/2 5 1/2 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 37,815
  CCQ6-7.13SDS2.5 5 1/4, 5 1/2 5 1/2 7 1/8 11 7 16 14 6,785 37,815
  CCQ74SDS2.5 6 3/4 6 7/8 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 33,490
  CCQ76SDS2.5 6 3/4 6 7/8 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 37,125
  CCQ77SDS2.5 6 3/4 6 7/8 6 7/8 11 7 16 14 6,785 48,265
  CCQ78SDS2.5 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 48,265
  CCQ7.1-4SDS2.5 7 7 1/8 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 5,370 34,730
  CCQ7.1-6SDS2.5 7 7 1/8 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 38,500
  CCQ7.1-7.1SDS2.5 7 7 1/8 7 1/8 11 7 16 14 6,785 57,750
  CCQ7.1-8SDS2.5 7 7 1/8 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 52,500
CCQ84SDS2.5 7 1/2 7 1/2 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 6,785 37,210
  CCQ86SDS2.5 7 1/2 7 1/2 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 41,250
  CCQ88SDS2.5 7 1/2 7 1/2 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 51,565
CCQ94SDS2.5 8 3/4 8 7/8 3 5/8 11 7 16 14 6,785 47,545
  CCQ96SDS2.5 8 3/4 8 7/8 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 48,125
  CCQ98SDS2.5 8 3/4 8 7/8 7 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 62,565
  CCQ106SDS2.5 9 1/4 9 1/2 5 1/2 11 7 16 14 6,785 52,250
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Downloads shall be reduced where limited by capacity of the post.
  3. 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.
  4. Spliced conditions must be detailed by the designer to transfer tension loads between spliced members by means other than the column cap.
  5. Column sides are assumed to be aligned in the same vertical plane as the beam sides. CCQ4.62 models assume a minimum 3 1/2"-wide post.
  6. 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.
  7. Beam depth must be a minimum of 7".
  8. For 5 1/4" engineered lumber, use 5 1/2" models.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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