A: Good morning Evan, this is McKenzie with Simpson Strong-Tie. The LUS series cannot be skewed or sloped. We do have other hangers that can be made at a skew or slope and even stock some skewed at 45 degrees and have some that are field adjustable. Depending on your application and demand loads you might be able to look at some of the following series; LRU, LSSR, LSSJ, SUR/L. Any of those can be searched on Strongtie.com. If you need 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.
A: Hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel are really best for ACQ lumber ... so this is not quite the right part for that.
A: LUS hangers with Zmax galvanized finish are acceptable for use with preservative treated wood. The nomenclature needs to have letter Z at the end, e.g. LUS28Z. Required fasteners need to have hot-dip galvanized finish.
A: Yes, those are available but maybe only available online.
A: Simpson Strong-Tie offers multiple hangers for a double 2x8 member; please see our website or current catalog for all options. It would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate hanger based on framing layout, demand loads, local building code, etc. If specifically looking for the LUS series, please see the LUS28-2. Thank you!