Strong decks bring beauty and entertaining space to your outdoor living area
Building a safe, strong deck starts with the proper connectors and fasteners
Installing corrosion-resistant connectors and fasteners helps extend the life of your deck
Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw delivers high-strength, wood-to-wood connectivity, such as deck ledger applications
Don’t take chances with guardrail connections. DTT2Z deck tension ties fasten guardrails to deck framing.
Install DTT1Z as a tension tie to meet building codes and eliminate the need to access to the floor joists inside the home
LSCZ adjustable stair-stringer connector offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim board
Provides bearing and uplift resistance
Ideal for preventing lateral movement of joists
The only screw approved with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors
LCEZ end post caps provide a post-to-beam connection in new or retrofit deck applications
Features a 1 in. standoff to resist wood decay
Deck-Drive DWP stainless-steel fasteners are recommended for higher-exposure environments or applications
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
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.
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.
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.