Internet #204842276

Model #BCS2-3/6

Store SO SKU #592854

BCS Galvanized Post Cap/Base for Double 3x Beam, 6x 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

Tight LUS26Z install shot

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 3x beam, 6x post
  • Made from 18-gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 16d common nails
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
Other
Product Depth (in.)
4.63
Product Height (in.)
6.31
Product Width (in.)
5.56

Details

Base Type
Half Base
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.)
.83
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

3Questions5Answers

G90 coating is not suitable for treated wood (exterior use). Does BCS2-3/6 come with G185 galvani...

Asked by Birmingham October 6, 2019
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Answers

Yes you can order these for exterior use also or get galvanized spray paint and coat yourself

Can I use this to attach a double 2x12 beam to 6x6 post

Asked by Jarrett April 30, 2019
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Answer

The BCS2-3/6 is sized for a triple 2x beam to a 6x post. If shimming out the double 2x to fit the cap, the built-up lumber (multiple members) must be fastened together to act as one unit to resist the applied load (excluding the connector fasteners). This must be determined by the Designer. Thank you!

Can these be installed with 3 inch treated screws since this is going into a treated post and beam ?

Asked by lake December 29, 2014
2
Answers

Depending on the connector being fastened, Simpson has specific fastener recommendations...in this case, Post connection should be made with 6 x SD10112 screws and Beam connection should be made with 4 x SD10112 fasteners.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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Very easy to install and much sturdier than I imagined
Very easy to install and much sturdier than I imagined
by DN
Isn’t good for 3x Beam.To small....
Isn’t good for 3x Beam.To small.
by GORAN
by GP
Simpson makes great products it so much easier to order...
Simpson makes great products it so much easier to order these instead of having to shim your beam with 1/2 inch plywood on both sides to fit a regular 6x6 hanger.
by Jess
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Great
Great
by chuck
Easy insulation/perfect fit!
Easy insulation/perfect fit!
by Karl
Fit as advertised...
Fit as advertised
by Don
The base needs to be wider to accommodate gaps between...
The base needs to be wider to accommodate gaps between 2x12’s. First beam sat on at an angle. For second beam had to clamp them on first to make strait
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