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BCS ZMAX Galvanized Post Cap for Double 2x Beam, 4x Post

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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
  • 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can this be used with pressure treated wood posts? Also - can you spray paint it? Will it still be safe to use with PT if you paint it?
by|Jul 1, 2022
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A:  Yes can use on pressure treated wood. Yes you can spray paint it.

by|Jul 3, 2022

    A:  Hi, This is Ricardo. Please refer to our general corrosion info section at strongtie.com for recommended coatings on connectors. https://www.strongtie.com/solutions/corrosion Our Customer Service team is available to talk with you directly and provide possible solution. Please call us at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​

    by|Jul 1, 2022
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      Q:Can this be used for a beam made of three 2x10s resting on a 6x6 post?
      by|Jun 21, 2022
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      A:  Good morning Randy, this is McKenzie with Simpson Strong-Tie. The BCS2-3/6Z is sized for triple 2x beams on a nominal 6x6 post. Therefore if the lumber you are using (both beams and post) are nominal/pressure treated then yes, size-wise they will fit. You will need to confirm the loading is what you need as well for your connection. Thank you!

      by|Jun 27, 2022
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        A:  Yes it will fit 3 - 2x10’s. I used it for the same thing 

        by|Jun 27, 2022
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          Q:The description for 2 2x says it's for either 4x4 or 6x6 posts but I can only see the 4x4 post option. Is the 6x6 option not available?
          by|Jun 8, 2022
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          A:  Hi klemenid, this is Colin from Simpson Strong-Tie. The BCS style post caps are only available in 2 sizes. The BCS2-2/4Z is designed for a double 2x beam and a 4x4 post. Our BCS2-3/6Z is designed for a triple 2x beam and a 6x6 post. So a couple of options you can review with the designer are 1. Increase the beam to a triple 2x and use the BCS2-3/6Z, or 2. The BC46Z and use a 1/2 WSP shim (the width is 3.5" with this connector.) If you need more information regarding options or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. Thank you.

          by|Jun 8, 2022
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            Q:What size screw to connect the bracket to the post and what size screws to connect the beam to th...
            by|Jul 19, 2021
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            A:  The description on this product is wrong, it says you can use #9 1 1/2" SD screw, it should be 2 1/2" screws, that's what the vendor recommends on their site. 14 x # 9 2 1/2" SD screws per bracket

            by|Aug 13, 2022
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              A:  Hi Phantom 199, my name is Ricardo from Simpson Strong-Tie. Thank you for the interest in the BCS2-2/4. There are a couple of options for fasteners. Option 1 (Nails): (8) 0.148x3 to the beam and (6) 0.148x3 to the post. Option 2 (SD Screws): (8) SD9212 to the beam and (6) SD9212 to the post.

              by|Jul 20, 2021
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                Easy to install and are very strong....
                Easy to install and are very strong.
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                Used enough to for deck base and hand rail posts....
                Used enough to for deck base and hand rail posts. Highly recommended to avoid gaps in future due to dried treated wood. Helps to keep joist in place.
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                Response from Simpson Strong-TieOct 6, 2022
                Hello HomeDepotCustomer, this is Stacy with Simpson Strong-Tie. Thank you for your rating. If you have any questions please call us at (800) 999-5099. We look forward to speaking with you. SimpsonStrongTie
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                The piece worked well. The price for the piece was...
                The piece worked well. The price for the piece was outrageous. Nothing like profiteering on your best customers.
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                Response from Simpson Strong-TieSep 12, 2022
                Hi, This is Ricardo with Simpson Strong-Tie. We value your time and would like to look into your concerns with the BCS. Our Customer Service team is available to talk with you directly and take you through a step-by-step solution. Please call us at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​ SimpsonStrongTie
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