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BC ZMAX Galvanized Post Cap for 4x Nominal Lumber

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About This Product

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 BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base applications.

Highlights

  • 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)
  • Nominal post size: 4x
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 16d common nails or #10 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
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Product Information

Internet # 206059722

Model # BC4Z-R

Store SKU # 294329

Specifications

Dimensions: H 3.56 in, W 3.56 in, D 6 in

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)

Other

Product Depth (in.)

6 in

Product Height (in.)

3.56 in

Product Width (in.)

3.56 in

Details

Base Type

Half Base

Connector Finish

G185 Galvanized

Fasteners Included

Fasteners Not Included

Features

No Additional Features

Gauge

18

Material

Steel

Material Connector Compatibility

Wood to Wood

Number of Pieces

1

Package Quantity

1

Product Weight (lb.)

0.56 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

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caret
Q:What is the weight rating on this? Trying to decided whether to use this product a combo of the Accents series (L and 90� connectors) to attach a 4x4x8? beam to two anchored 4x4x7? posts. Which option would be best?
by|Jun 17, 2023
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A:  Hi Shadrach78, thank you for your message. For load values on the BC post cap connection please see link below. To determine what would be the best option we would need to know what your demand loads are at that specific condition. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​​ https://www.strongtie.com/onepiecepostcaps_postcaps/bc_cap/p/bc

by|Jun 19, 2023
    caret
    Q:What's the difference between the ZMAX #BC4Z-R and the #BC4 versions? They are the same dimensions and do the same job (right?). Is the steel gauge thicker in the former perhaps? Is the ZMAX rated for higher loads? And are screws or nails recommended?
    by|Mar 30, 2023
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    A:  Hey Brian, this is Ricardo here with Simpson. Thank you for contacting us with your question. As far as the dimensions are concerned, they are the same on both part numbers that you provided. The steel gauge is also the same, but the BC4Z has a layer of zinc added to protect the part from corrosion. We call this coating our ZMAX coating. Lastly, there is no difference in the load values between the two and they both require the same size nail, which is a 0.162" x 3.5" common nail. If you have any other questions, please contact us at 800-999-5099.

    by|Sep 29, 2023
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      Q:Do I usu the holes for carriage bolts
      by|Aug 8, 2022
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      A:  Hello Paul, this is Stacy with Simpson Strong-Tie. The BC post caps need to be installed with .162 x 3 1/2" nails. The bigger holes on the part are pilot holes and for manufacturing purposes only. Do not install bolts. If you need more information please feel free to contact us at (800) 999-5099. We look forward to speaking with you.

      by|Sep 29, 2023
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        Q:Bottom part fits on top 4 x 4 Post. But 2 2X6 on top beam is 3 inches wide, leaving a half inch gap. How are you supposed to attach the 2 beams ?
        by|Jul 7, 2022
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        A:  Hello ELJames, this is Colin from Simpson Strong-Tie. As you found out the BC4Z is designed to Support a horizontal 4x (3-1/2" wide) beam on top of a 4x (3-1/2" wide) vertical post. In your case I suggest you review the BCS2-2/4Z Post Cap. On strongtie.com enter BCS2-2/4Z in the Search Strongtie.com field at the top of our home page. Review the dimensions, required fasteners and allowable load values to determine if this may be a solution for your connection. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.

        by|Jul 7, 2022
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          My husband and I purchased a couple of these to build a horse shelter for my horse. Our other hor...
          My husband and I purchased a couple of these to build a horse shelter for my horse. Our other horse is due to have a foal any day so we had to act fast and build a shelter so we could separate my horse from her. The shelter was finished in two days. We wouldn't have been able to build a nice strong shelter without these post caps. It will help keep the shelter strong and safe for many years to come. Here is a photo of my horse Mr.Lance enjoying his dinner in his new shelter. Thanks Home Depot!
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          Creates a strong connection between two 4x4 pists
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