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KBS1Z Knee-Brace Stabilizer
The KBS1Z knee-brace stabilizer makes a structural connection between knee bracing and columns or beams to help stabilize free-standing structures and comply with many prescriptive deck bracing requirements such as AWCs DCA6 Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide. Factory-formed at a 45° angle and easily installed with nails, the KBS1Z braces 2x, 4x and 6x in line post-to-beam configurations. Check with your local building department for deck bracing requirements.
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
For installations at an angle other than 45°, bend KBS1Z along slots to desired angle. Bend one time only.
Cut braces at desired angle
Bend KBS1Z to desired angle if required
Install fasteners to secure in place
For equal-width members, install (2) KBS1Z on each end of brace (see illustration, connection type 1)
For 2x knee brace, install single KBS1Z on each end of brace (see illustration, connection type 2)
Install in pairs; see illustrations for quantity and configuration
Part used as a column cap; does not replace a knee brace