Model # BCS2-2/4Z

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Simpson Strong-Tie ZMAX Galvanized Double Post Cap/Base

Simpson Strong-Tie

ZMAX Galvanized Double Post Cap/Base

$5.67 /each

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Product Overview

Post and Column Bases secure the bottom of posts or columns to concrete and are perfect for decks or patio covers. Models are available for attaching to existing hardened concrete, wet concrete, as well as wood. The BCS allows for the connection of 2-2x's to a 4x post or 3-2x's to a 6x post. Double-shear nailing between beam and post gives added strength.

  • Provides a positive connection for a post to a wood deck
  • Stronger than angled nailing or screw fastening
  • Reduces the chance of the post splitting and eliminates nailing into end grain
  • Not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports)
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 10d common nails or #9 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws

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Attaching to existing beam

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October 30, 2015
I am replacing 4X4 patio posts that are attached to 4x6 traverse beams. Are these suitable and what is best way to place them . It looks like I would have to attach to the existing beam first then slide the posts in from the rear? or is there a better product?
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November 3, 2015
It would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connector based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc. The AC4 and PC4Z would also be options. Please see our catalog (at your local Home Depot or online) for all cap options and information. Thank you!
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Works very well when connecting double 2xs to the bottom or top of 4xs when building a deck and connecting joists and or headers. July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Helped with my project I used the product to make a shed under my deck. It help fasten the post to the double headers on each side of my deck. May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ZMAX post base Cantilevering a 12' by 24' deck on a LVL and 6" X 6" post was so much easier using this post cap to tie my framing together. It furnishes great uplift protection for my deck. December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good fit. These ties are an integral part of an overall attachment system for the deck frame. Attaches doubled dimenional beams to the top of 4x4 posts. Once installed they help to make the framing very rigid and ready to support the joists. July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Makes deck building more efficient. Easy to use and is more than strong enough to produce a strong deck. April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Double Post cap/base Use this bracket for switching directions of your timber February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good fit for the job I used this as a post cap to connect to the floor beams. It is good fit for the job and made forming floor beams under my deck easy. January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Post caps used for 38 ft beams. First time to ever use Simpson post fasteners. Good experience. Post caps really helped plumb the beams. Still need to block between beams but caps are definitely the way to go. September 30, 2014
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