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AC/ACE/LPCZ/LCE/RTC Post Caps

AC/ACE/LPCZ/LCE/RTC

The LCE4's universal design provides high capacity while eliminating the need for rights and lefts. For use with 4x or 6x lumber. LPCZ — Adjustable design allows greater connection versatility.

Material

  • LCE4 — 20 gauge; AC, ACE, LPC4Z — 18 gauge; LPC6Z — 16 gauge; RTC — 14 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized. Some products available in  ZMAX® coating and stainless steel. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Install all models in pairs. LPCZ — 2 1/2" beams may be used if 10d x1 1/2" nails are substituted for 10d commons.

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.

   These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.

  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake with no further increase allowed; reduce where other load durations govern.
  2. Loads apply only when used in pairs.
  3. LPCZ lateral load is in the direction parallel to the beam.
  4. MIN nailing quantity and load values - fill all round holes;
    MAX nailing quantities and load values - fill round and triangle holes.
  5. Uplift loads do not apply to splice conditions.
  6. Spliced conditions must be detailed by the Designer to transfer tension loads between spliced members by means other than the post cap.
  7. LCE4 uplift load for mitered corner conditions is 985 lbs. (DF/SP) or 845 lbs. (SPF). Lateral loads do not apply.
  8. 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. See technical bulletin T-C-SCLCLM for values on the narrow face (edge).
  9. NAILS: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long. See other nail sizes and information.
  1. The allowable download for the mitered LCE4 connection is limited to bearing of the mitered section on the post and shall be determined by the Designer.
  2. Connectors must be installed in pairs to achieve listed loads.
  1. The allowable download for the mitered RTC44 connection is limited to bearing of the mitered beams on the post and shall be determined by the Designer.
  2. The allowable download for the main beam in the square cut RTC44 connection is limited to bearing of the beam on the post and shall be determined by the Designer. The side beam allowable download is 1170 lbs.
  3. The combined uplift loads applied to all beams in the connector must not exceed the total allowable uplift load listed in the table.
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.

  1. Must be installed in pairs.
AC41 (Min) 4x 12-SD10112 8-SD10112 1430 715
(Max) 4x 14-SD10112 14-SD10112 2740 1485
AC61 (Min) 6x 12-SD10112 8-SD10112 1430 715
(Max) 6x 14-SD10112 14-SD10112 2920 2125
LCE41 - 14-SD10112 10-SD10112 1860 1355
LPC4Z1 4x 8-SD9112 8-SD9112 695 830

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
ACSee specific model numbers for code listings.
AC4 ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25714 RR25910 FL10860
AC4RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25910 FL10860
AC4SS FL10860
AC4Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25714 RR25910 FL10860
AC6 ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25714 RR25910 FL10860
AC6RZ ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25910 FL10860
AC6SS FL10860
AC6Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25714 RR25910 FL10860
ACESee specific model numbers for code listings.
ACE4 ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714 FL10860
ACE4SS FL10860
ACE4Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714 FL10860
ACE6 ESR-2604 ESR-2523 RR25714 FL10860
ACE6SS FL10860
LCESee specific model numbers for code listings.
LCE4 ER-102 ER-112 ESR-3096 RR25814 RR25910 FL10446
LCE4SS
LCE4Z ER-102 ER-112 ESR-3096 RR25814 RR25910 FL10446
LPC No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
LPC-21/2 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
LPC4 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
LPC4Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25910 FL10860
LPC6 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
LPC6Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 FL10860
LPCZSee specific model numbers for code listings.

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

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
ACNone
AC4 and H1
DWG DXF
AC4
AC4
DWGDXF
AC4 front view
DWG DXF
AC4 left view
DWG DXF
AC4 right view
DWG DXF
AC4 top view
DWG DXF
AC4
DWG DXF
High Wind-Resistant Construction D77: Post/Column to Beam
DWG DXF
AC4RZ
AC4RZ
DWGDXF
AC4RZ bottom view
DWG DXF
AC4RZ front view
DWG DXF
AC4RZ left view
DWG DXF
None
AC4ZNone None
AC6
AC6
DWGDXF
AC6 front view
DWG DXF
AC6 left view
DWG DXF
AC6 right view
DWG DXF
AC6 top view
DWG DXF
None
AC6RZ
AC6RZ
DWGDXF
AC6RZ front view
DWG DXF
AC6RZ left view
DWG DXF
AC6RZ right view
DWG DXF
AC6RZ top view
DWG DXF
None
AC6ZNone None
ACENone None
ACE4
ACE4
DWGDXF
ACE4 front view
DWG DXF
ACE4 left view
DWG DXF
ACE4 right view
DWG DXF
ACE4 top view
DWG DXF
ACE4
DWG DXF
ACE4ZNone None
ACE6
ACE6
DWGDXF
ACE6 front view
DWG DXF
ACE6 left view
DWG DXF
ACE6 right view
DWG DXF
ACE6 top view
DWG DXF
None
LCENone None
LCE4
LCE4
DWGDXF
LCE4 front view
DWG DXF
LCE4 left view
DWG DXF
LCE4 right view
DWG DXF
High Wind-Resistant Construction D76: Post/Column to Beam
DWG DXF
LCE4
DWG DXF
LCE4ZNone
High Wind-Resistant Construction D85: Beam to Corner Post/Column: Typical LCE4Z Installation (Mitered Corner)
DWG DXF
LPCNone
LPC
DWG DXF
LPC-21/2None None
LPC4
LPC4
DWGDXF
LPC4 front view
DWG DXF
LPC4 left view
DWG DXF
LPC4 right view
DWG DXF
LPC4 top view
DWG DXF
None
LPC4ZNone None
LPC6
LPC6
DWGDXF
LPC6 front view
DWG DXF
LPC6 left view
DWG DXF
LPC6 right view
DWG DXF
LPC6 top view
DWG DXF
None
LPC6ZNone None
LPCZNone None