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A: Hey PapaBob, this is Ricardo with Simpson. In regards to your question, I would say yes. The HTP is designed to resist tension when installed on the side of 2x4 or larger members. This heavy tie plate is ideal for a variety of applications including end-to-end, or attaching multiple members together. For the tension load values or any other questions, please reach out to us at 800-999-5099. Thank you.
A: Hi Chris, this is Colin with Simpson Strong-Tie. This product was intended for exterior applications in contact with most treated lumber formulations. It is galvanized per ASTM A653 G185 and provides a "medium" level of corrosion protection. Some treated wood formulations and retention levels require a "high" level of protection (Type 316 Stainless Steel), so refer to the treatment company's recommendations for connectors and fasteners used with their formulations. More information is available at strongtie.com/corrosion.
A: I put up a 20 foot long shed and those plates are used to tie the 6 x 6 pressure treated railroad ties together. So I’m gonna say yes there’s no problems or reactions.
A: Personally, I would use 4 screws on each half, 8 total per bracket. Check with your local permit office to see what they would require for an inspection.
A: The HTP is not designed for truss applications. The metal connector truss plates we offer are sold only to licensed Component Manufacturers in conjunction with the Simpson Strong-Tie Component Solutions™ software suite. Thank you!