Install 4 in x 4 in or 6 in x 6 in dressed wood posts using a Simpson Strong-Tie post base. With drainage outlets to reduce rot due to water accumulation, the 14-gauge, hot-dip galvanized post base is for lightweight use, such as pergolas and trellises. This steel post base fulfills the requirements of section 18.104.22.168.1 of the National Building Code of Canada.
The Simpson Strong-Tie's HBC is a post-installed saddle that offers installation flexibility and strength for connecting to dressed wood posts. This post base is ideal for light connections such as patio covers, deck trellises and pergolas. With a hot-dipped galvanized finish, the HBC provides additional corrosion protection for outdoor projects. Chamfered corners create a sleeker-looking product, while steel embossments provide added strength. Drainage outlets help reduce the possibility of water accumulation that can potentially rot the post. Install with (6) 0.162-in x 3.5-in nails in the beam and (4) 0.162-in x 3.5-in nails in the base bottom.
Allows for the connection of a 4 x 4" beam to a 4 x 4" posté Double-shear nailing between beam and post gives added strength. The BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base connections.