A: Typically, for this size lumber, you'd use a 2-3/4" Timber Screw - and since there are 6 holes for screws, using all 6 would be ideal. Not knowing what your project is you might want to contact a building professional for requirements beyond normal standards. Thank you!
A: Chris, Great question - I would say truss design, span and overall aesthetic appeal all could play a part in deciding between OZCO's Truss Base Fan - T (Item #56645) and "T" Tie Plate (Item #56612). If you'd like additional information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, OZCO Sales & Service
A: Dan - I would use the "T" Tie Plate, Item #56612 - 2 per package, on each side and I would use 6 Screws per side and you did identify the correct length, Item #56628 - 1/4" x 3-3/4" OWT Timber Screw, as the plate thickness, 3/16" steel, and then the thickness of the Truss Accent, also 3/16" steel, (either Item #56611 or 51711) along with the Hex Cap Nuts will remove any opportunity for the screws to touch. If you have additional questions or needs please contact us. Thanks, OZCO Sales & Service
A: John, The ideal use is one on the front of the connection and one on the back as well. Don't forget to complete the look with Accent Plates (56611 or 51711) that match the rest of the hardware (post to beams, post bases, Inside 45's). Good Luck! OZCO Sales