Model # RTU2

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Store SKU #251352

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Simpson Strong-Tie 18-Gauge Rigid Tie Connector
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Simpson Strong-Tie

18-Gauge Rigid Tie Connector

  • Galvanized finish prevents corrosion
  • Constructed of strong, 18-gauge steel
  • Easy to install using 8 strong-drive screws
93 ¢
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Product Overview

  • Galvanized finish prevents corrosion
  • Constructed of strong, 18-gauge steel
  • Easy to install using 8 strong-drive screws
Simpson Strong-Tie connectors make projects easier to build while making them stronger and safer. They are engineered and tested to perform and are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Whether working on a home project or building a structure to comply with building codes, go with the choice of engineers and contractors, go with genuine Simpson Strong-Tie connectors.
  • Rigid tie connector used to connect two 2x wood members intersecting at a 90-degree angle
  • Use where a 2x member crosses another
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment
  • Post size: 2X
  • Joist size: 2X
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with SD 8x1.25 strong-drive screws

Product Overview

  • Galvanized finish prevents corrosion
  • Constructed of strong, 18-gauge steel
  • Easy to install using 8 strong-drive screws
Model #: RTU2
Sku #: 251352
Internet #: 100375039

Simpson Strong-Tie connectors make projects easier to build while making them stronger and safer. They are engineered and tested to perform and are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Whether working on a home project or building a structure to comply with building codes, go with the choice of engineers and contractors, go with genuine Simpson Strong-Tie connectors.

  • Rigid tie connector used to connect two 2x wood members intersecting at a 90-degree angle
  • Use where a 2x member crosses another
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment
  • Post size: 2X
  • Joist size: 2X
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with SD 8x1.25 strong-drive screws

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.375
Product Height (in.)
1.25
Product Width (in.)
1.5

Details

Connector recommendation
G90
Gauge
18
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.06lb
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Other

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.375
Product Height (in.)
1.25
Product Width (in.)
1.5

Details

Connector recommendation
G90
Gauge
18
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.06lb
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Other

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

can you connect a deck beam to a 4x4 post with this tie?

Asked by: billy
The tie connector dimension is 1.375 deep, 1.25 high, 1.5 wide. It is NOT very strong.
Answered by: ttsmasher
Date published: 2018-06-06

I need to attach a 2x12 vertically to the top of a flat 2x4, running parallel, not at right angle...

I need to attach a 2x12 vertically to the top of a flat 2x4, running parallel, not at right angles. The roof rafters would connect to the 2x12. I plan to screw the two together but would like to add more strength where they meet. Would this work? If not, what would be appropriate?
Asked by: vineyridge
Please contact our Engineering Support Department at 800/999-5099 so we're sure there is a clear understanding of the condition in order to suggest a possible connector(s). Ultimately it is up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connector based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc., but we're happy to help with potential options. Thank you!
Answered by: SimpsonStrong-Tie
Date published: 2018-08-21

Could a 2"x2" metal tube fit inside this? It's unclear what the inner sizing is on this item.

Could a 2"x2" metal tube fit inside this? It's unclear what the inner sizing is on this item.
Asked by: dude
No. The opening is 1.5" wide.
Answered by: ttsmasher
Date published: 2018-06-06
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Customer Reviews

18-Gauge Rigid Tie Connector is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These small brackets did a great job on my pergola... These small brackets did a great job on my pergola for hold 2x4 on top
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have been using this and other connectors to build my dragon fruit planter (see picture). It i... I have been using this and other connectors to build my dragon fruit planter (see picture). It is easy to use and fairly strong. This particular one is good for right angle joints.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from work great saves time keeps you from having to... work great saves time keeps you from having to notch rafters, looks good
Date published: 2017-08-30
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