More and more building codes are requiring installation of reinforcing plates
at certain types of connections. The primary objective of these code
requirements is to transfer vertical loads to the foundation through a
continuous path. The connector plates take a connection that depends largely
upon the ability of nails to resist pull out from an end-grain timber and
redirect the loads to nails working in shear instead of tension. The affect upon
construction performance in severe weather is amazing. Reports summarizing the
damage done by recent hurricanes in the south reveal that structures built since
adoption of these standards sustained substantially less damage than those built
without Continuous Load Path techniques. These multi-function 316 stainless
steel framing connectors are perfect for use in applications requiring exposure
to the elements, or where the pressure treated building materials will be used.
The brackets have two innovative legs that may be bent at right angles to
provide a wide variety of connection options, several of which are pictured
below. In general, the connector has almost limitless uses with the basic rule
being, fill all the holes with #10d x 1-1/2" stainless steel joist nails, and
pair the hangers at each joint where possible. Includes (12) #10d x 1-1/2" 316
stainless joist nails.
1. Allowable loads are for one anchor. When anchors are installed on
each side of the joist, the minimum joist thickness is 3".
2. Roof loads are 125% of floor loads unless limited by other
3. Some illustrations show connections that could cause cross grain
tension or bending of the wood during loading if not reinforced
sufficiently. In this case, mechanical reinforcement should be