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CTS 18 in. 14-Gauge Compression Tension Strap

$709
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Simpson Strong-Tie straps and plates join and reinforce joints with simple, versatile solutions for a wide range of connections. Available in many lengths, widths and thicknesses, straps can be used on the wide or narrow face of lumber for light repairs or heavy-duty projects. Many straps are designed to be used back-to-back on a piece of lumber without fastener interference. The CTS218 is designed to repair wood members such as top plates, studs and trusses and is our first strap that handles both tension and compression loads. The unique rolled edges of the strap allow it to span gaps as wide as 4-1/2-in and its 1-1/2-in width enables installation on the narrow face of 2x lumber.
  • Tested specifically for top/bottom plate repair with various multi-strap configurations
  • One-sided installations - install one or two CTS straps on the same side of the member
  • Two-sided installation - install CTS straps on opposite sides of member
  • For three-part installations, install two parts on one side, one part on opposite side
  • Width: 17-7/8-in
  • Height: 1-1/2 in.
  • Depth: 3/8 in.
  • Made from 14-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 10d x 1-1/2 in. nails or #9 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)0.07 inProduct Length (in.)17.875
Product Width (in.)17.88 in

Details

Color FamilySilverConnector FinishG90 Galvanized
Connector recommendationStrapFasteners IncludedFasteners Not Included
FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesGauge14
MaterialSteelNumber of Pieces1
Package Quantity1Product Weight (lb.)0.67 lb
Returnable90-DayStaggered Nail PatternNot Staggered
Strap TypeTie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Warranty

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Works as advertised. Easy to install...
Works as advertised. Easy to install
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These are great. I needed structural plates to repair studs...
These are great. I needed structural plates to repair studs and top plates that were over bored by a contractor. The cost and time to remove and replace the studs would have been dramatically more. I really appreciate that Simpson specifies the structural ratings, fasteners, and provide application information for their products.
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Lots of screws, but necessary...
Lots of screws, but necessary
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Had a good experience using these. Look up Simpson's catalog info on these straps for details -...
Had a good experience using these. Look up Simpson's catalog info on these straps for details - for instance the loads and thickness (3/8") were important for my project.
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used these CTS218 connectors as splines rabbetted into the top...
used these CTS218 connectors as splines rabbetted into the top of beams to reinforce (face-mounted) beam hangers.
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Passed my inspection...
Passed my inspection
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