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LUS ZMAX Galvanized Face-Mount Joist Hanger for 2x8 Nominal Lumber

  • Provides support underneath the joist, rafter or beam
  • Double-shear design ensures a strong, durable connection
  • Designed for greater strength with fewer fasteners to install
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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

Photo of a deck being built

Deck Building Tips and Tricks

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

SDWH Screw being installed into ledger

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.

DTT1Z install

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

Stainless-steel connector product shot

Prevent Corrosion

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

Joist hangers are designed to provide support underneath the joist, rafter or beam to provide a strong a connection. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a diverse line of hangers to handle almost any application with top flange, concealed flange and field-skewable and slopeable options. LUS joist hangers provide a connection between a joist and header.
  • Patented double-shear nailing design provides greater strength with fewer nails
  • Speed prongs for fast and easy installation
  • Angled joist nailing easier in tight spaces
  • Do not bend or remove tabs
  • Nominal joist size: 2x8 and 2x10
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 10d common nails or #9 x 2-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

Info & Guides

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Joist Hanger Size
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
3.563 in


Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
No Additional Features
Hanger Flange Type
Face Mount Flange
Hanger Modifications
Number of Pieces
Package Quantity
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


Nails or Screws

Asked by Keith March 18, 2021

Keith, Use the screws if there is the slightest force of horizontal pullout in each hole. Screws will not pull out with the wind racking the structure, like nails. In the angled holes use 12-16 penny skinner nails or 3" deck screws. It stops the horizontal pull and adds to the shear strength. Framers that only use the angled holes are taking a chance. Robert

Is this hanger for a 4 12 pitch

Asked by Ribbin December 22, 2020

No, this is the hanger for installing floor joists.

What's the difference between this (LUS24Z) and the LU24?

Asked by cmkeller September 23, 2020

ZMAX® is a thicker coating (galvanized per ASTM A653 with a G185 coating) than the standard hot-dip galvanized coating (galvanized per ASTM A653 with a G90 coating). This thicker coating is available on select Simpson Strong-Tie connectors.

Could this be used to attach a 4x6 beam to a tree for a swing set?

Asked by Playground July 25, 2020

Thank you for your interest, but I’m sorry to say we do not have any connectors intended for swing applications. Our products have not been evaluated with regards to the forces that a swing may put on them. Thank you!

If using the structural screws, is pre drilling required or recommended?

Asked by Res July 9, 2020

No predrilled is not necessary. However if you are close to an edge it is recommended to avoid splitting the boards

Will using this 2x6 joist hanger with Simpson Strong-Tie screw fasteners meet Massachusetts build...

Asked by HomeRepair51 July 2, 2020

We do not have evaluations/approvals for our products specific to the Massachusetts building code. We would suggest contacting your local building department for assistance. Thank you!

What size of screw is recommended to use

Asked by June 27, 2020

Simpson has a web site that will give the specifications and installation requirements for its hangers. I used the 1" X #10 framing screws that were pre packaged in the framing section.

what fasteners to use with these 2x4 joists hangers?

Asked by theman June 23, 2020

I used SImpson strong tie galvanized screws.

I am using this to attach 2in. x 8in. x 12ft. joist to deck ledger board. Can I use NAILS - a qua...

Asked by Gary June 17, 2020

There are code approved screws you can use. I use GRK brand R4 series. Cant always pound a nail in some applications.

can this be used for outdoor stairs stringer?

Asked by Jacky June 13, 2020

Using something like LRUZ ZMAX Galvanized Slopeable Light Rafter U Hanger for 2x6 or 2x10 Nominal Lumber looks to be a better choice.

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Customer Reviews

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These hangers were used for my porch and they were very easy to use. The tabs are nice as they ar...
These hangers were used for my porch and they were very easy to use. The tabs are nice as they are used to hold the piece into place. Just make sure to align everything and it works as intended. Its been 3 years since my deck install and it still holds steady.
by FanMan
life saving hanger
Used these hangers last week to build a handicapp ramp for my mother n law who had a hip replacement. These are great and east to install. Mother n law happp and payment for job was my favorite meal, meatloaf
by knoxcano
2 people found this helpful
These were easy to install and work perfect for decks.
These were easy to install and work perfect for decks.
by Deckpro
My porch broke in a section and so after inspecting i saw the problem was not just in one spot bu...
My porch broke in a section and so after inspecting i saw the problem was not just in one spot but growing all over. If I had not gotten this product and fixed the problem, My entire porch would have completely collapsed - it would not have made it through this summer, and definitely not the winter. A complete Porch Replacement would have cost probably 15-20k. After installing about 35 of these hangers, i predict the life of my porch just got extended to another 10 years. Thanks You Home Depot. Respectfully Steven Bonacorsi, Londonderry New Hampshire
by StevenBonacorsi
Works Great
Works Great
by 244Jake
Good product for the price ...
Good product for the price
by Cap288
1 person found this helpful
Just finished redoing the dock deck and it needed new joist hangers. Easy to use and super strong...
Just finished redoing the dock deck and it needed new joist hangers. Easy to use and super strong for the job and they last a long time. We also use these for all of the Veteran Home Repair projects we do thanks to the generosity of the Home Depot Foundation.
by Jim
1 person found this helpful
They work great! Thanks Home Depot
They work great! Thanks Home Depot
Did the job look good. Will hold strong...
Did the job look good. Will hold strong
by HBomb
Replacement fence post.
Needed a post and hangers to repair a fence. These products did the job at a reasonable cost.
by ffsquared
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