Simpson Strong-Tie Z-MAX 14-Gauge Galvanized 2X Deck Tension Tie (2-Pack) with SDS Screws-DTT2Z-R2 - The Home Depot

Simpson Strong-Tie

Model # DTT2Z-R2

Internet # 100671103

Store SKU # 251910

Z-MAX 14-Gauge Galvanized 2X Deck Tension Tie (2-Pack) with SDS Screws

Simpson Strong-Tie Z-MAX 14-Gauge Galvanized 2X Deck Tension Tie (2-Pack) with SDS Screws

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$15.26 / each


Model # DTT2Z-R2

Internet # 100671103

Store SKU # 251910

Store SO SKU # 592854

The DTT2Z is a safe, cost-effective way to attach deck-railing posts to the deck framing for stronger, safer railings. Because the post is tied back into the deck joists, rather than to the rim joist alone, the connection is stronger than typical through-bolt installations. The DTT2Z is also ideal for guardrail-post connections and lateral-load connections between the deck and house.

  • Suitable for lighter-duty hold own applications on single or double 2X posts
  • Installs easily with Strong-Drive SDS screws (included)
  • Made from 14-Gauge steel
  • Z-MAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with SDS 1/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. screws (included)

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Assembled Depth (in.)  7.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  2 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.5 in  Product Depth (in.)  7.75 
Product Height (in.)  2.0  Product Width (in.)  3.5 
Gauge  14  Material  Galvanized Steel 
Number of Pieces  Product Weight (lb.)  1.64 lb 
Returnable  90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product These galvanized tension ties offer great piece of mind for railing systems. The kiddos will be safe. October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A must for railing installation!! I have been installing decks for many years, this produce was used for 2 Purposes in my last installation. 1 to add additional strength to an existing ledger and 2 to properly secure a railing on a deck that would be over 30' above grade. This product was easy to install and exceeded my expectations. The railing system has little to no deflection and I am certain of the safety the product provided. October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A must for deck railing posts I rebuilt my deck and added new railings to the deck with these Deck Tension ties. They really do a great job of strengthening how you attach the railing posts to your deck. I highly recommend these to make your deck safer. April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product! Installed with new deck railings. Amazingly solid. So glad I purchased this. My dad the contractor was equally impressed. October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pricey, but works as advertised All these heavier metal,connectors seem way over-priced no matter where u go...but it does work as indicated and does a nice job locking posts tight. Be sure to go back and tighten all the connectors after the wood is thoroughly dried out. August 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Z max ties the best Perfect for bolting through ledgers onto floor and deck joists and securing deck posts. October 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Solved my problem. My Deck had a seam where old/new construction joined. A gap had developed on one side to about 1 inch. I attached one of these to a joist on each side of the gap and they worked perfectly to close the gap. November 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy to use Easy to use and they seem to be high quality material. January 10, 2012
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