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

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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 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.

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 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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Product Information

Internet # 100374868

Model # BCS2-2/4Z

Store SKU # 294301

Store SO SKU #592854

Specifications

Dimensions: H 3.56 in, W 3.13 in, D 6.88 in

Dimensions

Beam Width

Double 2x

Nominal Post Size (in.)

Other

Product Depth (in.)

6.88 in

Product Height (in.)

3.56 in

Product Width (in.)

3.13 in

Details

Cap Type

Post Cap

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.)

0.54 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

18Questions
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Q:Is the BC46 the only option if I have 6x6 post and 2x 2x8?s for beam. The engineer also has the beams spliced at the center of each post so span is from center of post to center which doesn?t seem too secure based on hole patterns of beam cap bracket?
by|Sep 29, 2023
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A:  Hi Tommy28, this is Ricardo from Simpson Strong-Tie. The BCS does assume a continues wood member bearing above the post. Because of the nail pattern you would not meet minimum edge/end distances for fasteners and could possibly split the wood. For this type of condition, we unfortunately do not carry a specific post cap option. This connection would need to be designed and specified by your Designer of Record. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our Customer Service team by calling 800-999-5099.​

by|Oct 12, 2023
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    Q:can i use it to attach 4x4 post to 4x4 beam?
    by|Sep 4, 2023
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    A:  Hi perexod, we value your time and would like to look into your concerns with the BCS2-2/4Z. These models are sized specifically for multi-2x widths. 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. - Stacy

    by|Sep 6, 2023
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      Q:Can this be used to connect 2 4x4's?
      by|Jun 29, 2023
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      A:  ​Hi Jaslleav, thank you for your message. We want to make sure we address your question. The BCS is designed for a post to beam application not a post to post application. 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|Jun 29, 2023
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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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            Response from Simpson Strong-TieMay 8, 2024
            Hello HomeDepotCustomer, my name is Colin with Simpson Strong-Tie. The BCS2-2/4Z post cap is designed to fit over top of a nominal 4x4 post (3-1/2"x3-1/2") and support a 2-ply dimensional lumber beam (3"). On strongtie.com enter BCS2-2/4Z in the search field at the top left for more information on the post cap, manufactured dimensions, required fasteners, steel gauge, allowable load values, etc. I am not sure what you mean by "To small on one side." We value our customers and are committed to providing exceptional products and service. To see how we can best resolve any problems, please reach out to our Customer Service team by calling 800-999-5099.​ SimpsonStrongTie
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