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HH Galvanized Header Hanger for 4x Nominal Lumber

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  • Quick yet stable alternative to traditional framing ways
  • Robust 16-gauge steel construction
  • Galvanized coating provides enhanced corrosion resistance
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Product Overview

Simpson Strong-Tie connectors make projects easier to build while making them stronger and safer. For fast, accurate installation of door and window headers and other cross members. HH header hangers can speed up the job, strengthen the frame, and eliminate the need for trimmers.
  • Protect your door and window header installations from download forces
  • Eliminates the need for studs below the header
  • Fast, easy alternative to traditional framing methods
  • Nominal joist size: 4x
  • Seat width: 3-1/2-in
  • Seat height: 2-13/16 in.
  • Made from 16-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 10d x 1-1/2 in., 16d x 2-1/2 in. or 16d common nails
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

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Beam Width
Nominal Post Size (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Cap Type
Post Cap
Connector Finish
G90 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
No Additional Features
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Wood
Number of Pieces
Package Quantity
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


Can this be used in place of a jack stud for a load bearing wall, the gap will be spanning 3 1/2 ft

Asked by Matt June 17, 2021

Hi Matt, thank you for your message. We want to make sure we address your question regarding HH6 Header Hangers. The HH6 header hanger has load capacity is 4 directions, if the published load meets your demand load for the connection then it can be used for your application. For more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​​ -Stacy

What nails should be used with the 6x hanger? The manufacture work sheet says 16d 2 1/2”. I tried...

Asked by Onceupon March 22, 2021

It depends on the size of the post/stud it is attaching to. If attaching to a 2x post, use 0.148" diameter x 1 1/2" long nails. If attaching to a double 2x post, use 0.162" diameter x 2 1/2" long nails. If attaching to a 3x post, 0.162" diameter x 2 1/2" or 3 1/2" long nails can be used. The hole size in the HH6 is 0.171" diameter. If using galvanized nails, they often have a crusty coating on them from the galvanizing process and may be tight, but should still be able to be nailed through. Zinc is soft and some may scrape off, but plenty should remain to provide protection. Thank you!

Can these be used for a short window header in a 2x6 wall? Or do I need the 6x hanger? They seem ...

Asked by RGBV February 7, 2021

HH4 is sized to fit in a 2x4 framed wall. 2x6 wall requires HH6 hanger. The hanger should be available through local retailers like Home Depot. We keep some stock at our Brampton facility and a retailer can order them by contacting our customer service. Lead time would be 2-3 days. Contact Pro Desk at your local Home Depot. Note that this is structural hardware and its load carrying capacity needs to be verified against actual load at the connection.

Can it use for 5 feet wide window on bearing-wall? Thank you!

Asked by Hung December 29, 2020

HH Header Hanger is a structural hardware and it needs to be selected based on specific loads applied to that 5-foot opening lintel. This is done by a qualified professional such as an engineer. You can copy and paste the following link into your web browser to view catalogue page with information on HH hangers: https://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/ssttoolbox/bx125gnyri/C-C-CAN2020-p140.pdf

Can we use a sandwich of two 2"x6" with this hanger instead of one 4x.. since 4x.. lumber doesn't...

Asked by Olsie December 29, 2020

HH4 cannot be used with 2-2x6 lumber as 1/2" gap is too large for the hanger to perform properly. Consider ripping a strip of 1/2" plywood with its width matching width of 2x6 (5 1/2") and sandwiching it between the two pieces of 2x6. The piece of plywood needs to be as long as the 2-2x6 lintel. The entire assembly needs to be fastened together to act as a unit.

I have a non-load bearing wall . I have a new door opening with a header and one trimmer. Can i use the HH over the one trimmer ?

Asked by GM August 5, 2020

HH header hangers can actually eliminate the need for trimmers. I am assuming you meant to ask if the HH hanger can attach to a single 2x stud. If that is correct, then yes, the HH can attach to a single 2x stud though attachment to 2x studs will result in two round holes not being filled in the studs and load reductions as noted in the load table at the following link: https://www.strongtie.com/facemounthangersssl_solidsawnlumberconnector/hh_hanger/p/hh. Please feel free to contact our Engineering Support Department at 800-999-5099 with further questions. Thank you!

Will this hanger work for holding 6x10 beams for a small shed roof?

Asked by CBM March 26, 2018

This hanger is sized for a 6x member, but is typically intended for door and window headers. It would be up to the Designer to specify the appropriate hanger based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc. Thank you!

What store Carrys these hh6

Asked by Dick July 7, 2017

Hi Dick, this item is an online exclusive item as there is no listed store SKU. It can be shipped to you directly or if it is eligible, shipped to a Home Depot store: however, it is not available to purchase directly from a Home Depot store. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

I'm repairing a wood deck. Am using 4x4 from pier block up to 4x8 floor joist. What do I need to connect the 4x4 to the

Asked by Lostinmagalia September 26, 2016

Is this the condition you are looking for? Does the 4x8 joist rest on top of the 4x4 post? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-Strong-Tie-BC-ZMAX-Galvanized-Post-Cap-for-4x-Nominal-Lumber-BC4Z-R/206059722

Simpson strong tie 6x header hanger?

Asked by Del September 13, 2013

Del, The HH is made from 16 gauge steel (approximately 1/16" thick), but this typically is not an issue. Sheetrock is generally forgiving. You may also wish to speak with the sheetrocker; he will likley have a method to handle this if it does seem to be an issue. Thank you!

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Customer Reviews

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Easy installation. Replaces a jack stud which allowed for a new opening I made from my living roo...
Easy installation. Replaces a jack stud which allowed for a new opening I made from my living room into my kitchen to be 3" wider. This clip gave me the piece of mind to frame out a new doorway in the load-bearing wall of my house. For someone who has not done framing themselves previously, this could not have been an easier solution for my home improvement project.
by David
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Heavy gauge steel provides plenty of support for framing members, great quality, as always, from ...
Heavy gauge steel provides plenty of support for framing members, great quality, as always, from Simpson.
by Paz
Great product for widening the rough framing for an interior...
Great product for widening the rough framing for an interior door without tearing into the surrounding sheetrock too much.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Strong tie worked to repair fence....
Strong tie worked to repair fence.
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Don’t install them like David did.
David, you installed the hanger incorrect dude. Look at Simpson’s pictures. You needed to turn them 90 degrees. Best of luck.
by ConsernedContractor
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Can it use for a 5 feet width window on a bearing-wall?
Can it use for a 5 feet width window on a bearing-wall? Thank you!
by HungPhamn
I used these Simpson Strong-Ties to hold done my 4"x4"...
I used these Simpson Strong-Ties to hold done my 4"x4" roof framing. Great fix for a sloped roof design for my shed over my pool equipment. I also used Simpson Strong-Ties at other locations on my build of this shed. Especially with preexisting posts. Another style I used to bring the columns up to my roof elevations and use some for tying in the sole plat, top plate and roof rafters, header. A little pricy but they were the perfect work around for solid connections at all joints in the framing.
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