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
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!