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LRUZ ZMAX Galvanized Slopeable Light Rafter U Hanger for 2x6 Nominal Lumber

  • Install either before or after the rafter is in place
  • Field adjustable seat helps improve job efficiency
  • Cost efficient while using fewer fasteners
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Product Overview

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Deck It Out

Strong decks bring beauty and entertaining space to your outdoor living area

Deck Glamour Photo

Make Your Deck Beautiful and Safe

Building a safe, strong deck starts with the proper connectors and fasteners

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Deck Building Tips and Tricks

Installing corrosion-resistant connectors and fasteners helps extend the life of your deck

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Ledger connections critical for deck safety

Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw delivers high-strength, wood-to-wood connectivity, such as deck ledger applications

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Guardrail Installation Tips and Tricks

Don’t take chances with guardrail connections. DTT2Z deck tension ties fasten guardrails to deck framing.

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Securing the Deck to the House

Install DTT1Z as a tension tie to meet building codes and eliminate the need to access to the floor joists inside the home

LSCZ install

Take the Step to Secure Deck Stairs

LSCZ adjustable stair-stringer connector offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim board

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Joist Hangers

Provides bearing and uplift resistance

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Hurricane Ties

Ideal for preventing lateral movement of joists

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SD Connector Screw

The only screw approved with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors

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Post Caps

LCEZ end post caps provide a post-to-beam connection in new or retrofit deck applications

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Post Base

Features a 1 in. standoff to resist wood decay

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Prevent Corrosion

Deck-Drive DWP stainless-steel fasteners are recommended for higher-exposure environments or applications

The LRUZ offers an economic alternative for those applications requiring a sloped hanger for rafter-to-ridge connections. Used with solid sawn rafters, the LRUZ’s unique design enables the hanger to be installed either before or after the rafter is in place. The field-adjustable seat helps improve job efficiency by eliminating mismatched angles in the field and lead times associated with special orders. The LRUZ offers comparable or better load capacity to other rafter hangers at a reduced cost while using fewer fasteners.
  • Open design and ability to field-adjust the slope make the LRUZ ideal for both retrofit or new applications
  • Accommodates roof pitches from 0:12 to 14:12
  • Slopes up or down to 45° (12:12) — for slopes greater than 45° up to 49° (14:12), allowable loads are 0.85 of table loads
  • For added versatility, the fasteners on the face of the hanger are placed high enabling the bottom of the rafter to hang below the ridge beam
  • For nominal rafter sizes: 2x6, 2x8
  • Seat width: 1-9/16 in.
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 0.148 in. x 3 in. nails, 0.162 in. x 3-1/2 in. nails or 10 x 1-1/2 in. or 2-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
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Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Joist Hanger Size
2x6
Product Depth (in.)
1.84
Product Height (in.)
6.78
Product Width (in.)
3.5 in

Details

Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
18
Hanger Flange Type
Other
Hanger Modifications
Sloped
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
.30
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

14Questions16Answers

I'm replacing the ramp on my shed, would this be suitable for that?

Asked by JVCSST April 5, 2021
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Answers

I am a contractor and use these to support stair stringers all the time. Local county inspectors allow them when installed per directions since they are stronger than standard adjustable stringer connectors ( Simpson LSC). When installed properly they support an 885 pound load.

Will my 2x8 Ridge Beam survive installing two of these (2x6 Rafters) directly across from each ot...

Asked by DIY2020 August 31, 2020
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Answer

Two LRUZ26 hangers can be installed back-to-back on a 2x8 ridge using either SD #10 x 1 1/2" Connector screws or taking a load adjustment using shorter nails. Please see footnote 2 below the load table at the following link: https://www.strongtie.com/facemounthangersssl_solidsawnlumberconnector/lruz_hanger/p/lruz#LoadTables. Thank you!

I need to hang a joist that's both sloped (upward 5-10 degrees) and skewed (20-30 degrees.) It's ...

Asked by eb August 2, 2020
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Answer

We can direct you to the allowable loads, but cannot say which connectors are suitable for your specific job: It is up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connectors based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc. :The load tables and complete information on this product can be found at the following link: https://www.strongtie.com/facemounthangersssl_solidsawnlumberconnector/lruz_hanger/p/lruz. Thank you!

Will this work with a 2x4

Asked by Astacia May 25, 2020
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Answer

No, the LRU26Z is for use with a 2x6 or 2x8. This style of hanger is not available for a 2x4. Thank you!

ok to use 2x6 pressure treated wood with these? rafters would only be like 3.5', also if I use on...

Asked by BigPRO February 10, 2019
2
Answers

Yes 100%

Will they work on 2x4s?

Asked by BigPRO February 9, 2019
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Answer

The LRU26Z has a height of 5 1/4" and is intended for a 2x6 member. Thank you!

Will this fit a 2 x 4?

Asked by GJ November 9, 2018
1
Answer

No, the LRU26Z requires a minimum 2x6. We do not have a hanger this style for a 2x4. Thank you!

Will this hanger handle a 2x8

Asked by dan August 28, 2017
2
Answers

Yes, will fit 2x8 perfect

Can I use these hangers for deck stair stringers?

Asked by Stuck July 30, 2017
2
Answers

Yes, these can be used for deck stair stringers. And also regular stair stringers.

Why is it called a "light" rafter hanger? Is it suitable for full length residential rafters up...

Asked by JayT June 14, 2017
2
Answers

All information and Max and min loads can be found on Simpson website.

LRUZ ZMAX Galvanized Slopeable Light Rafter U Hanger for 2x6 Nominal Lumber - page 2

Customer Reviews

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    out of 63 reviews
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I purchased this Simpson Strong-Tie to install roof joists on a outside porch,to attach this to t...
I purchased this Simpson Strong-Tie to install roof joists on a outside porch,to attach this to the wall of the house. I have used these before to install a roof with a slope and I have used Simpson Strong-Ties in my barn area over a 30 year period. They have a variety of ties for your project. Check with your local Home Depot to see them. Ret
by ret
Works perfectly to install rafters used with Simpson strong tie screws.
Works perfectly to install rafters used with Simpson strong tie screws.
by Chris
1 person found this helpful
Great product. Worked perfectly for my angled pitch roof I installed.
Great product. Worked perfectly for my angled pitch roof I installed.
by Whidbeyrep
3 people found this helpful
To address the issue of limited head room, I used the ZMax Rafter Hanger at both ends of the raft...
To address the issue of limited head room, I used the ZMax Rafter Hanger at both ends of the rafters for a patio cover. Usually, rafters sit on top of a support header, but I butted the rafters into the header with the top of the rafter flush with the top of the header to increase head room underneath. The picture titled "Rafter Hanger at Header" shows that the roof sheets are flush with the top of the rafters and with the top of the header. Note that the attachment holes are high up on the hanger, which permitted attachment to a fascia that was narrower than the rafter without compromising strength. The picture titled "Rafter Hanger at Eave" shows that the bottom of the rafter and lower portion of the rafter hanger are actually about an inch below the fascia strip. Also to increase head room, the purlin strips (2 x 4 lumber) were cut to fit between the rafters, rather than run across the top of the rafters. The "Patio Cover" picture shows a view under the header between two support posts, and the purlin strips are visible overhead. One note about installation... I used the recommended Simpson Strong-Tie screws instead of nails. I found it easier to insert the rafter if I attached the rafter hanger with two screws at one side, while leaving out the two screws at the other side until after the rafter was slipped into place.
by McGee
5 people found this helpful
Fastener hole on bottom of hanger allows for temp fastening...
Fastener hole on bottom of hanger allows for temp fastening of rafters during construction. This hole provides removal of rafter for adjustment if necessary.
by SGH
Works as it was meant to....
Works as it was meant to.
by MARK
The order was delivered 100% Ordered late Saturday and delivery on...
The order was delivered 100% Ordered late Saturday and delivery on Tuesday (mid-day)
by HomeDepotCustomer
by HomeDepotCustomer
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
very good,but what happened to the other stringer holder, with...
very good,but what happened to the other stringer holder, with the round base, i think they was better..
by paul
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