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Model #BCS2-2/4

Store SKU #153188

Store SO SKU #592854

BCS Galvanized Post Cap/Base for Double 2x Beam, 4x Post

  • Dual-purpose post cap/base
  • Secures bottom of posts or columns to concrete
  • Great for use on patios and decks
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Product Overview

Deck Glamour Photo

Deck It Out

Strong decks bring beauty and entertaining space to your outdoor living area

Deck Glamour Photo

Make Your Deck Beautiful and Safe

Building a safe, strong deck starts with the proper connectors and fasteners

Photo of a deck being built

Deck Building Tips and Tricks

Installing corrosion-resistant connectors and fasteners helps extend the life of your deck

SDWH Screw being installed into ledger

Ledger connections critical for deck safety

Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw delivers high-strength, wood-to-wood connectivity, such as deck ledger applications

DTT2Z guardrail install

Guardrail Installation Tips and Tricks

Don’t take chances with guardrail connections. DTT2Z deck tension ties fasten guardrails to deck framing.

DTT1Z install

Securing the Deck to the House

Install DTT1Z as a tension tie to meet building codes and eliminate the need to access to the floor joists inside the home

LSCZ install

Take the Step to Secure Deck Stairs

LSCZ adjustable stair-stringer connector offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim board

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Joist Hangers

Provides bearing and uplift resistance

Tight H1 install shot

Hurricane Ties

Ideal for preventing lateral movement of joists

Tight SD screw install photo

SD Connector Screw

The only screw approved with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors

Tight install shot of LCEZ4

Post Caps

LCEZ end post caps provide a post-to-beam connection in new or retrofit deck applications

Tight PBSZ install photo

Post Base

Features a 1 in. standoff to resist wood decay

Stainless-steel connector product shot

Prevent Corrosion

Deck-Drive DWP stainless-steel fasteners are recommended for higher-exposure environments or applications

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 2-2xs to a 4x post or 3-2xs 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)
  • Nominal size: Double 2x beam, 4x post
  • Made from 18-gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 10d common nails or #9 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive® SD screws
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Beam Width
Double 2x
Nominal Post Size (in.)
Other
Product Depth (in.)
6.875
Product Height (in.)
3.563
Product Width (in.)
3.125

Details

Cap Type
Post Cap
Connector Finish
G90 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.)
0.525
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

4Questions8Answers

What's the difference between this product and the BCS ZMAX product?

Asked by Andy August 13, 2020
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The difference is the finish - the BCS2-2/4 has the standard G90 galvanized finish which provides a low level of corrosion protection and the BCS2-2/4Z has the Z-MAX G185 galvanized finish which provides a medium level of corrosion protection. Please see the Corrosion section of our website for the recommended finish based on your application: https://www.strongtie.com/solutions/corrosion. Thank you!

How do you fasten / join a pair of 2x4s at a cap?

Asked by AlwaysMoreThanICanChew July 17, 2020
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Can these be used for a 2x6?

Asked by Talva May 26, 2020
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Answers

No.

I need to connect a 4x4 to another 4x4 would this work?

Asked by davdavy April 27, 2016
5
Answers

No. These particular brackets are designed to fit on a post on one end (3.5 inches) and receive a double 2x on the other (3 inches).

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These post caps were exactly what I needed when building my deck. Attached them to the posts, th...
These post caps were exactly what I needed when building my deck. Attached them to the posts, then dropped the beams right in. They fit the post and the beams perfectly, and did the job they were designed to do.
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delivery was fast / item was accurately described and worked great !
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I HAVE USED THE SIMPSON TIES BEFORE...EXCELLANT PRODUCT!
I HAVE USED THE SIMPSON TIES BEFORE...EXCELLANT PRODUCT!
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They proved easy to work with, but now I have...
They proved easy to work with, but now I have to figure out how to cover them up!
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Perfect, they fitt correctly and will enhance the rigidity of...
Perfect, they fitt correctly and will enhance the rigidity of my deck
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Easy to use. Just fill all the holes with nails....
Easy to use. Just fill all the holes with nails. Worked great for my front porch build.
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I made the mistake of purchasing this to connect 4x4s which was my mistake, but from what I saw t...
I made the mistake of purchasing this to connect 4x4s which was my mistake, but from what I saw they were very sturdy and made a solid connection with the 4x4.
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Very strong and easy to use
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They work as expected, had to buy elsewhere due to them taking a month and a half to be delivered.
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