We do not manufacture a product we can recommend to splice a post/column. Some people may attempt such a connection by sandwiching the joint with flat plates or wood pieces, but the design and performance of such a connection would have to be determined by the designer/engineer of record. Thank you!
No, the TP Tie Plates are not load rated and are not intended for truss applications. Thank you!
You can use 8d x 1-1/2 in. nails or #9 x 1-1/2 in. SD screws.
Hi Greg98792, Yes, these tie plates should be on both sides of the joint. Mike