Versatile, Easy-to-Install Post Caps New PCZ and EPCZ feature in-line flange design

Versatile, Easy-to-Install
Post Caps
New PCZ and EPCZ feature
in-line flange design
The next-generation PCZ and EPCZ post caps are
designed to make product selection and installation
easier when connecting a beam to a post or the end of
a beam to a post, respectively. With post and header
flanges now in-line, one PCZ or EPCZ model can
accommodate several 4x or 6x post sizes for a variety
of applications, including decks, patio covers, and
interior framing applications.
The 16-gauge PCZ/EPCZ now can be fastened with
easier-to-install 10d common or #10dx2½" nails, as
well as #9x1½" Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SD
Connector screws.
PCZ
Accommodates multiple post sizes (PC4Z shown with 4x4, 4x6 and 4x8 posts)
Additional Benefits:
•• Fewer models fitting multiple post sizes help streamline
specification, product ordering and inventory
management
•• ZMAX coating offers additional corrosion protection for
exterior and preservative-wood applications
•• Compact, optimized design can be easily hidden with
finish materials when architectural design is important
•• Center-of-post guide is stamped on part for easy
alignment
EPCZ
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CZ Post Cap
llation
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llation
PCZ and EPCZ Post Bases
5¼"
7"
W
W
Shim by
Designer
1⅝
"
Pilot holes for
manufacturing
purposes
(Do not install
bolts) (Typ.)
W
2⅝"
Post Flange
Typical EPCZEPCZ
Post Cap
Post Cap
Installation
Installation-Opt.1
PCZ
"
EPCZ Post
EPCZCap
Post Cap
Installation-Opt.1
Installed
on Dbl. 2x Members
Typical PCZ Post
PCZ Cap
Post Cap
Installation
Installation-Opt.1
W
(in.)
PC6Z
PC8Z
3 9/16
5 1/2
7 1/2
10-10d
10-10d
10-10d
PCZ Post
Cap EPCZ Post
Typical
EPCZCap
Post Cap
Installed on Dbl. 2xInstallation
Members
Installation-Opt.1
Allowable Loads (DF/SP)
Post Size
PCZ
Uplift (160)
EPCZ
Lateral (160)
Uplift (160)
Lateral (160)
1480
1120
1130
895
1480
1260
1130
1075
Typical PCZ Post
PCZCap
Post Cap
1480
1260
Installation
Installation-Opt.1
1130
PCZ Post
Cap
PCZ
Post Cap
Installation-Opt.1
Installed on1230
Dbl. 2x Members
4x8
1480
1380
1130
1230
4x6
1480
1260
1435
1075
4x4
8-10d
Typical PCZ Post Cap
Installation 4x6
8-10d
4
6x6
1480
1295
1435
1230
6x8
1480
1380
1435
1230
4x8
1480
1260
1435
1075
6x8
1480
1295
1435
1230
8x8
1480
1380
1435
1230
1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
2. Uplift loads do not apply to spliced conditions. Spliced conditions must be detailed by the Designer to transfer tension loads between spliced
members by means other than the post cap.
3. Structural composite lumber columns have sides that show either the wide face or the edges of the lumber strands/veneers. Values in the tables
reflect installation into the wide face and do not allow for installation into the narrow face.
4. Post and beam may consist of multiple members provided they are connected together independently of the post cap fasteners.
5. 10dx2½ (0.148" dia. x 2½" long) nails may be used with no load reduction for uplift and 0.85 of the table loads for lateral.
6. SD9x1½ screws may be subsitutued for table fasteners with no load reduction.
7. Models available for rough size lumber, specify RZ suffix. Example PC4RZ.
8. Nails: 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long. Screws SD9112 = 0.131" dia. x 1½" long. Vistit www.strongtie.com for other nail sizes and information.
This flier is effective until December 31, 2016, and reflects information available as of November 1, 2014.
This information is updated periodically and should not be relied upon after December 31, 2016; contact
Simpson Strong-Tie for current information and limited warranty or see www.strongtie.com.
© 2014 Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. • P.O. Box 10789, Pleasanton, CA 94588
EPCZ Post Cap
Installed on Dbl. 2x Mem
Shim by
Designer
Shim by
Designer
Later
Post
8-10d
EPCZ Post
Cap
EPCZ
Post Cap
Installation-Opt.1
Installed on Dbl. 2x Members
al
al
Fasteners5,6
Shim by
Designer
Shim by
Designer
Later
2-2x4
PC4Z
EPCZ
EPCZ Post Cap
Installed on Dbl. 2x Members
PCZ Post
Typical
PCZCap
Post
Cap EPCZ Post Cap
Installation-Opt.1
Installation
Installed
on Dbl. 2x Members
Beam
Pilot holes for
manufacturing
purposes
(Do not install
bolts) (Typ.)
Post Flange
Shim by
Designer
PCZ/EPCZ POST CAPS
Model No.
2⅝
Shim by
Designer
al
Later
3"
Shim by
Designer
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OF POST
1⅝"
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PCZ Post Cap
Installed on Dbl. 2x Mem
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