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AC/LPCZ/LCE/RTC Post Caps

AC/LPCZ/LCE/RTC

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The universal design of the LCE4 post cap 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, 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 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails are substituted for 0.148" x 3" nails.

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.

    Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

AC/LPCZ/LCE/RTC 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. Loads apply only when used in pairs.
  3. LPCZ lateral load is in the direction parallel to the beam.
  4. For minimum nailing quantity and load values, fill all round holes; for maximum nailing quantity and load values, fill all round and trianglular holes.
  5. 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.
  6. LCE4 uplift load for mitered-corner conditions is 985 lb. (DF/SP) or 845 lb. (SPF). Lateral loads do not apply.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
AC/LPCZ/LCE/RTC Post Caps Load Table
  1. The allowable download for the mitered RTC44 and LCE4Z connection is limited to the 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 the bearing of the beam on the post and shall be determined by the Designer. The side beam allowable download is 1,170 lb.
  3. The combined uplift loads applied to all the beams must not exceed the post allowable uplift load listed in the table.
  4. Connectors must be installed in pairs to achieve listed loads.
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 evaluation report listing.
LPC-21/2 No evaluation report listing.
LPC4Z ESR-2604 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25910 FL10860
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
AC4
RF1 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
AC4 Front View
DWG DXF
AC4 Left View
DWG DXF
AC4 Right View
DWG DXF
AC4 Top View
DWG DXF
AC4 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
AC4-H1 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D77: Post/Column to Beam - HWRC D77 PostColumn to Beam
DWG DXF
AC4RZ
RF1 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
AC4RZ Bottom View
DWG DXF
AC4RZ Front View
DWG DXF
AC4RZ Left View
DWG DXF
None
AC4Z
RF1 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
AC4 Front View
DWG DXF
AC4 Left View
DWG DXF
AC4 Right View
DWG DXF
AC4 Top View
DWG DXF
AC4 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
AC4-H1 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D77: Post/Column to Beam - HWRC D77 PostColumn to Beam
DWG DXF
AC6
RF1 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
AC6 Front View
DWG DXF
AC6 Left View
DWG DXF
AC6 Right View
DWG DXF
AC6 Top View
DWG DXF
None
AC6RZ
RF1 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
AC6RZ Front View
DWG DXF
AC6RZ Left View
DWG DXF
AC6RZ Right View
DWG DXF
AC6RZ Top View
DWG DXF
None
AC6Z
RF1 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
AC6 Front View
DWG DXF
AC6 Left View
DWG DXF
AC6 Right View
DWG DXF
AC6 Top View
DWG DXF
None
LCE4
LCE4 Front View
DWG DXF
LCE4 Left View
DWG DXF
LCE4 Right View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D76: Post/Column to Beam - HWRC D76 PostColumn to Beam
DWG DXF
LCE4Z
LCE4 Front View
DWG DXF
LCE4 Left View
DWG DXF
LCE4 Right View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D76: Post/Column to Beam - HWRC D76 PostColumn to Beam
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D85: Beam to Corner Post/Column - HWRC D85 Beam to Corner PostColumn Typical LCE4Z Installation (Mitered Corner)
DWG DXF
LPC-21/2None None
LPC4Z
LPC4Z Front View
DWG DXF
LPC4Z Left View
DWG DXF
LPC4Z Right View
DWG DXF
LPC4Z Top View
DWG DXF
LPC4Z Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
LPC6Z
LPC6Z Front View
DWG DXF
LPC6Z Left View
DWG DXF
LPC6Z Right View
DWG DXF
LPC6Z Top View
DWG DXF
LPC4Z Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTC44None
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D86: Beam to Corner Post/Column - HWRC D86 Beam to Corner PostColumn RTC44 Installation (Square Cut)
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D87: Beam to Corner Post/Column - HWRC D87 Beam to Corner PostColumn RTC44 Installation (Mitered Corner)
DWG DXF
RTC44 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF