Figure 1. A Simpson Strong-Tie HD2A, installed sideways on a joist, proved able to resist the torque at the base of the post. The HD2A was installed with three ½-inch-diameter bolts: two bolts in the joist are loaded in shear, while the third bolt — passing through the post, the band, and the connector itself — is loaded in tension. As part of the tested design, we also installed another ½-inch bolt in the lower part of the post and the band joist. This connection detail requires that the post be installed at a deck joist.