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RTC 18-Gauge ZMAX Galvanized Rigid Tie Corner for 2x Nominal Joist, 2x4 Nominal Post

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About This Product

Make sturdy, good-looking projects that will last with the RTC Rigid Tie. These connectors are ideal for the construction of workbenches and storage shelving units. The RTC2Z Rigid Tie corner connector connects a 2x2, 2x3 or 2x4 vertical member to two 2x3 or greater horizontal members, forming a 90-degree corner.

Highlights

  • No angled cuts or angled fastening that can split the wood
  • Stronger than other methods of corner construction
  • Quickly and accurately align framing members
  • Nominal post size: 2x4
  • Nominal joist size: 2x
  • Install with SD 8 x1.25 Strong-Drive screws
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Product Information

Internet # 204834336

Model # RTC2Z

Store SKU # 1000034684

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

4.13 in

Product Length (in.)

5.5 in

Product Width (in.)

5.5 in

Details

Color Family

Silver

Connector Finish

G185 Galvanized

Connector recommendation

Corner

Fasteners Included

Fasteners Not Included

Features

No Additional Features

Gauge

18

Material

Steel

Number of Pieces

1

Package Quantity

1

Product Weight (lb.)

0.56 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Staggered Nail Pattern

Not Staggered

Strap Type

Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

14Questions
caret
Q:If I want to use the Rtz42 ties so I can have 4x4 legs will the length or width dimensions of the 2 x 4 lumber change? I?m going off a set of plans but they are designed for the 2x4 brackets.
by|Jan 7, 2023
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A:  Hello Charlie, this is McKenzie with Simpson Strong-Tie. The RTC42 is sized for a nominal 4x4 post (3.5") and nominal 2x joists or beams (1.5"). The link in your ask, is the RTC2Z sized for nominal 2x4 post and 2x joists.

by|Apr 11, 2023
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    Q:Would this work with 2x2 lumber or does the upright piece need to be 2x4
    by|May 25, 2021
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    A:  The RTC2Z requires a 2x4 post. Thank you!

    by|May 25, 2021

      A:  No, these really need 2x4's to be able to function correctly

      by|May 25, 2021
      caret
      Q:How much weight do they hold , i used a total of 8 for a shelf , how much weight is safe
      by|Dec 17, 2020
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      A:  Some Rigid Tie connectors are load rated and some are not. Copy and paste the following link in to your web browser for a catalogue page with information on the connectors. Hope this helps. https://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/ssttoolbox/bpm6gjqjni/C-C-CAN2020-p325.pdf

      by|Dec 20, 2020

        A:  If you use 5/8" plywood for shelving there shouldn't be a problem unless you are storing massive lead lined objects. This is a stout set up. Although the directions don't say it, you can place a reinforcing 2x4 under the middle of the shelves.

        by|Dec 18, 2020
          caret
          Q:Are they easy to paint?
          by|Oct 28, 2020
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          A:  Yes, they are galvanized sheet metal. I would do a self etching primer first before finished paint

          by|Nov 2, 2020

          A:  I recently used a primer on the metal beforeI painted with a latex paint. I will know as time goes on how durable it is.

          by|Mar 6, 2021
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            Smart, simple solution for shelving
            Easy to use for strong shelving. I used 2x2's vertical and 2x3's horizontal and works great. 2x4 probably overkill for most applications.
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            Needed to make a shelf to store my kids outdoor toys. Worked out awesome for my storage project. ...
            Needed to make a shelf to store my kids outdoor toys. Worked out awesome for my storage project. Very strong and sturdy product.
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            I used these to build quick work benches and miter saw tables. Very strong and made the job easy.
            I used these to build quick work benches and miter saw tables. Very strong and made the job easy.
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            work bench!
            Piece mealed this bench together from the plans i downloaded on simpsons website. My home depot didnt have the kit in stock. About 140 bucks in materials. Very sturdy!
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              Perfect fit. Thank You.
              Perfect fit. Thank You.
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              Good brackets
              Nice brackets, though expensive. You can buy them in workbench kit of 8 with screws included, and that is what I recommend over buying them singly. It is cheaper that way. I used mine to build an aquarium stand (see picture). These are galvanized, so if you paint them you can't use most spray paint without a special primer. I used acrylic latex paint, which is supposed to work with galvinized metal. It took about 3-4 coats.
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                Nice clean look
                I needed shelving in my garage and this is strong and also looks clean. We used 36 and it looks great!
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