A: Hi Mike, this is Colin from Simpson Strong-Tie. The thickness of 12 gauge ZMAX coated connectors is .110". This information can be found in our Wood Construction Connectors Catalog (C-C-2021) which is viewable on our website at www.strongtie.com. Type in C-C-2021 in the search box and it should come back as the first result under literature. See top of page 20. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. Thank you-Colin.
A: Hello Yuppers, The HRS strap is simply a tension strap. If a building designer would like to incorporate a strap like this into a design to repair a joist that is up to his or her discretion. We would not recommend trying to use the HRS strap for continuous tension simply butting together, end-to-end. A longer strap is a better option for tension purposes. Kind Regards, McKenzie
A: We use the recommended screws instead of nails.
A: I used the HRS-16 plates to reinforce porch posts. The screws I used were Simpson 1/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector Screws.
A: Hi OlDavyBoy, this is Colin with Simpson Strong-Tie. The HRS416Z must be installed with our SDS25112 screws (16 total). We have not evaluated that strap installed with nails. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. Thank you.
A: I am using mine on a roof 100 lbs
A: This is not an appropriate question for this forum; as codes and rules change, the allowable load can change. Go to the manufacturer's literature and look it up.
A: my roof is about 100lbs
A: I am using it to hold pole with a roof weight of about 100lbs