Framing Connectors (cont.) All bolted connectors include nuts, bolts, and washers as needed. Costs are based on bulk purchases. Add 20% for smaller quantities.
  Post base (AB), adjustable, 16 gauge, galvanized [view picture]
  4" x 4" (AB44B) BC@.046 Ea 7.65 1.69 9.34
  4" x 6" (AB46) BC@.046 Ea 15.00 1.69 16.69
  6" x 6" (AB66) BC@.070 Ea 18.20 2.58 20.78
  Add for rough lumber sizes — % 40.0 — —
Post bases (PB), 12 gauge, galvanized
  4" x 4" (PB44) BC@.046 Ea 7.11 1.69 8.80
  4" x 6" (PB46) BC@.046 Ea 9.87 1.69 11.56
  6" x 6" (PB66) BC@.070 Ea 15.00 2.58 17.58
Post cap and base combination (BC), 18 gauge, galvanized
  4" x 4" (BC4) BC@.037 Ea 4.38 1.36 5.74
  4" x 6" (BC46) BC@.037 Ea 10.60 1.36 11.96
  6" x 6" (BC6) BC@.054 Ea 12.60 1.99 14.59
  8" x 8" (BC8) BC@.054 Ea 42.40 1.99 44.39
Post caps and end post caps (PC), 12 gauge, galvanized. Beam size x post size [view picture]
  4" x 4" (PC44) BC@.052 Ea 12.30 1.91 14.21
  4" x 6" (PC46) BC@.052 Ea 12.30 1.91 14.21
  4" x 8" (PC48) BC@.052 Ea 22.00 1.91 23.91
  6" x 4" (PC64) BC@.052 Ea 19.90 1.91 21.81
  6" x 6" (PC66) BC@.077 Ea 19.90 2.83 22.73
  6" x 8" (PC68) BC@.077 Ea 19.90 2.83 22.73
  8" x 8" (PC88) BC@.077 Ea 31.90 2.83 34.73
Post top tie or anchor (AC), 18 gauge, galvanized [view picture]
  4" x 4" (AC4) BC@.040 Ea 4.28 1.47 5.75
  6" x 6" (AC6) BC@.040 Ea 5.85 1.47 7.32
Purlin anchors (PA), 12 gauge, 2" wide [view picture]
  18" anchor (PA18) BC@.165 Ea 7.45 6.07 13.52
  23" anchor (PA23) BC@.165 Ea 9.31 6.07 15.38
  28" anchor (PA28) BC@.185 Ea 10.10 6.81 16.91
  35" anchor (PA35) BC@.185 Ea 13.00 6.81 19.81
Split-ring connectors
  2-5/8" ring BC@.047 Ea 2.98 1.73 4.71
  4" ring BC@.054 Ea 5.68 1.99 7.67
“L”-straps, 12 gauge (L)
      5" x 5", 1" wide (55L) BC@.132 Ea 1.58 4.86 6.44
      6" x 6", 1-1/2" wide (66L) BC@.132 Ea 4.20 4.86 9.06
      8" x 8", 2" wide (88L) BC@.132 Ea 5.98 4.86 10.84
  12" x 12", 2" wide (1212L) BC@.165 Ea 6.33 6.07 12.40
  Add for heavy duty straps, 7 gauge — Ea 8.53 — 8.53
Long straps (MST), 12 gauge [view picture]
  27" (MST27) BC@.165 Ea 6.40 6.07 12.47
  37" (MST37) BC@.165 Ea 7.68 6.07 13.75
  48" (MST48) BC@.265 Ea 10.40 9.75 20.15
  60" (MST60) BC@.265 Ea 19.50 9.75 29.25
  72" (MST72) BC@.285 Ea 22.30 10.50 32.80
Plate and stud straps (FHA), galvanized, 1-1/2" wide, 12 gauge
      6" (FHA6) BC@.100 Ea .42 3.68 4.10
      9" (FHA9) BC@.132 Ea .59 4.86 5.45
  12" (FHA12) BC@.132 Ea .71 4.86 5.57
  18" (FHA18) BC@.132 Ea .94 4.86 5.80
  24" (FHA24) BC@.165 Ea 1.35 6.07 7.42
  32" (FHA30) BC@.165 Ea 1.66 6.07 7.73

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