The LPCZ is designed for a variety of connections between a 4x or 6x beam and a post. This versatile, light post cap has an adjustable design that allows for connection versatility in both new and retrofit applications where structural support is needed. The LPCZ has a ZMAX® coating, a thicker galvanized finish that helps to extend the service life of the connector.
Always install in pairs; universal design eliminates need for rights and lefts
Stronger than angled nailing or screw fastening; eliminates nailing into end grain
Can be installed after beams have been put in place
LPC4Z — 18 gauge; LPC6Z — 16 gauge
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
Install all models in pairs
2 1/2" beams may be used if 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails are substituted for 0.148" x 3" nails
Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
Loads apply only when used in pairs.
LPCZ lateral load is in the direction parallel to the beam.
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.