The MP Mending Plates are not load rated; it would be up to the Designer to evaluate the suitability of this connector for the specific application. Also, railroad ties can be highly corrosive. The MP Mending Plates have the standard G90 galvanized finish which provides a low level of corrosion resistance. Thank you!
This product is a versatile and easy-to-use mending plate for wood-to-wood connections. No nails or notching of wood required. For non-structural applications only; not for truss applications. To install, place the plate over two pieces of aligned wood with arrows aligned at joint, place a wood block over the mending plate and hammer the wood block to embed the prongs. Thank you!
The MP Mending Plates are not a load rated product and are for non-structural applications only. It would be up to the Designer to evaluate the suitability of this connector for the specific application. They are versatile and easy-to-use for wood-to-wood connections with no nails or notching of wood required. Thank you!
That would probably depend on what is broken with your trus and building codes. I have used them to build trusses but in most places that have building codes that would probably not pass. I have used them to build sliding doors as well which I consider to be a more demanding application due to moving all the time(and potential wind damage) where a truss stays still. Your mileage may vary...
I have used flat head and truss head screws at 3/4" to attach the mending plate. another way is to use another board big enough to cover the affected area and attach it it the same screws but long up to 1-1/4". Using a drill with a Phillips bit will do it and you would avoid pulling out the other side. Go slow.
The MP36 (3" x 6") is the largest we offer. Thank you!
Lewis, Place the MP mending plate over two pieces of aligned wood with the arrows aligned at the joint and hammer the plate to embed the prongs. Note: these plates are not load rated and are not intended for truss or structrual applications. Thank you!