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Simpson Strong-Tie BC ZMAX Galvanized Post Cap for 4x

Model # BC4Z-R|Store SKU # 1000170474

Overview

Model # BC4Z-R Store SKU # 1000170474

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 BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base applications.

  1. Provides a positive connection for a post to a wood deck
  1. Stronger than angled nailing or screw fastening
  1. Reduces the chance of the post splitting and eliminates nailing into end grain
  1. Not recommended for non top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports)
  1. Made from 18-gauge steel
  1. Install with 16d common nails or #10 x 1-1/2 inch Strong-Drive® SD screws

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
6
Assembled Height (in inches)
3.5625
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
0.56
Assembled Width (in inches)
3.5625
Packaged Depth (in inches)
3.66
Packaged Height (in inches)
5.92
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
0.56
Packaged Width (in inches)
3.66

Details

Country of Origin
US-United States
Field Adjustable
No
Product Type
Bracket
Type
Cap

Warranty / Certifications

Limited Warranty
BC ZMAX Galvanized Post Cap for 4xSimpson Strong-Tie BC ZMAX Galvanized Post Cap for 4xPost 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 BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base applications.
Simpson Strong-Tie
1000170474
BC ZMAX Galvanized Post Cap for 4x is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 110.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly designed for application.... Exactly designed for application.
Date published: 2020-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great connector. Strong and easy to use.... Great connector. Strong and easy to use.
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as expected....no surprises which is good.... Worked as expected....no surprises which is good.
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for putting 4x4 back together, a little flexible but... Great for putting 4x4 back together, a little flexible but does the job.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it worked... it worked
Date published: 2020-07-21
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Please if possible get dimensions of the product in centimeters

Please if possible get dimensions of the product in centimeters
Asked by: yossi
Dimensions for our products are published in inches, but a quick web search should provide a conversion calculator. Thank you!
Answered by: Simpson Strong-Tie
Date published: 2020-12-31

would this work adequately to join 2 4x4's together horizontally for use in a shed base

Asked by: jringo35
Adequately, yes but not much more than that. The only reason I gave this product 5 stars is because it wouldn't let me change it.
Answered by: briggsb1
Date published: 2019-10-08

I want to add 2 foot in height to my 4 foot post to give me 6 foot post .Would this be sufficient...

I want to add 2 foot in height to my 4 foot post to give me 6 foot post .Would this be sufficient w/ 2x4 rail to mount top of new pickets ?
Asked by: HandyJack
As long as its not bearing any load that would work fine
Answered by: bg
Date published: 2019-08-12

Since the bracket itself is made to prevent side to side movement of each piece in relation to th...

Since the bracket itself is made to prevent side to side movement of each piece in relation to the other, I don't see why bolts can't be used through the big hole, as no weight is being borne by them, only shear strength comes into play, and not very much of that... I'm gonna use bolts.
Asked by: podboq
I think you'd be fine using lag bolts
Answered by: Slim
Date published: 2019-07-16

can you use these for ends of doubled 2in. by 8in. joists to a four by four post?

can you use these for ends of doubled 2in. by 8in. joists to a four by four post?
Asked by: Chato
So long as it is non bearing.
Answered by: Slim
Date published: 2019-07-16

Does this piece (BC 4x ZMAX) meet Minnesota state building code for resisting uplift and lateral ...

Does this piece (BC 4x ZMAX) meet Minnesota state building code for resisting uplift and lateral displacement when attaching a double 2 x 10 beam to a 4 x 4 post when constructing a deck? Does this piece have a standardized number so that different pieces (say from different manuf. or configuration) can be compared for equivalency?
Asked by: MNhomeowner
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Answered by: debbie
Date published: 2019-05-07

Each tab has 3 nail holes and what appears to be a 1/2" bolt hole. Is the 1/2" hole foe a bolt?

Each tab has 3 nail holes and what appears to be a 1/2" bolt hole. Is the 1/2" hole foe a bolt?
Asked by: Dynamwebz
No. The larger holes are structural in nature, and not meant to be used for bolts. These are designed to be used with 16p nails or #10 structural-connector screws.
Answered by: Red5
Date published: 2019-02-19

What is the difference between this model BC4Z-R and the BC4 ? The BC4 looks the same but is almo...

What is the difference between this model BC4Z-R and the BC4 ? The BC4 looks the same but is almost half price.
Asked by: ELJay
The BC4Z-R has extra galvanization (ZMAX) to withstand contact with treated woods. If you're not going to be using treated lumber, then the standard galvanization on the BC4 will be sufficient. Otherwise, the chemicals used in treated lumber can cause premature corrosion to the brackets, especially if coupled with exposure to the elements.
Answered by: Red5
Date published: 2020-03-24
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