A: Hello Chris, this is Stacy with Simpson Strong-Tie. Depending on whether you use 1 or 2 connectors you may achieve an allowable load of 1000lbs for one ML26Z angle. If you use two ML26Z then you can achieve an allowable load of 2000lbs. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us at (800) 999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.
A: The bracket is as strong as the fasteners that you use to attached it to. There are many variables that go into the calculation, such as length of the shelf. A long shelf is going to create more bending moment and compound stress. I know this is a lot of mumbo jumbo, but it really boils down to the fastener your use and the material you attach it to. This bracket will hold hundreds and hundred of pounds.
A: almost, its about 1/32 shy
A: Hi Peki. This is Ricardo from Simpson Strong-Tie. The ML26 is exactly 6" long and both legs are 2" wide. 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: Yes. 6" length, 2" each leg.
A: Hi Gerj, I am Colin from Simpson Strong-Tie. We have developed a blog post with helpful pro tips to spray paint our connectors including the ML26Z. On your web browser enter or paste https://blog.strongtie.com/diy-how-to-spray-paint-metal-connectors/. 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: It is up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connector based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc. There is quite a range of joist hangers available, so it is not possible to answer this question, but we can direct you to the allowable loads for this angle: https://www.strongtie.com/deckconnectors_decks/ml_angle/p/ml. Thank you!
A: That's not safe and not recommended. Please consider a proper hanger which will support it properly.
A: I have used these many times on an inside corner but I wouldn’t recommend using them as a standard joist hanger. They have nothing supporting the joist from underneath and I doubt using them in that manor would pass any kind of building code.