The AC is designed to provide a secure connection between a beam and a post. This post cap is ideal for new or retrofit applications where structural support is needed. The AC features both minimum and maximum nailing patterns for different load options.
Galvanized for corrosion resistance
Eliminates nailing into end grains
Load rated when installed in pairs
Maximum nailing option for increased loads
Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating or stainless steel. See Corrosion Information.
Fill all round holes for minimum load capacity. Fill all round and all triangular holes for maximum load capacity.
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
Install all models in pairs to achieve allowable loads.
Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
Connector table loads and fastener quantities are listed for two parts.
Lateral load is in the direction parallel to the beam.
For minimum nailing quantity and load values, fill all round holes; for maximum nailing quantity and load values, fill all round and triangular holes.
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 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.