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

  • Provides a strong corner connection without splitting wood
  • Constructed of 18-gauge steel for strength and durability
  • Corrosion resistance makes it great for outdoor applications
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Product Overview

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 new RTC2Z Rigid Tie corner connector connects a 2x2, 2x3 or 2x4 vertical member to two 2x3 or greater horizontal members, forming a 90° corner.
  • No angled cuts or angled fastening that can split the wood
  • Stronger than other methods of corner construction
  • Quickly and accurately align framing members
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with SD 8 x1.25 Strong-Drive screws
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.13
Product Length (in.)
5.5
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
Returnable
90-Day
Staggered Nail Pattern
Not Staggered
Strap Type
Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

15Questions34Answers

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Asked by Bern December 17, 2020
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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.

Are they easy to paint?

Asked by V27 October 28, 2020
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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.

Can you use these as corner braces for a ground level deck? Knocking the point into the ground?

Asked by kelli July 3, 2020
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Even though they are galvanized, I don't believe they would not last long with ground contact / weather

Can you use it flipped over, with the extending piece facing up?

Asked by HomeBeast March 11, 2020
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No. The whole point if this product is to support a 2X4 which will support the upper structure

Can I use this on 4x6 post with 2x6 lumber

Asked by Chris February 19, 2019
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I think that for a 4X6 post, you would need to remove too much metal for the 2X support to be effective.

Could you use this to connect two 2x6 beams at a corner, resting on top of a 4x4 post?

Asked by Craig July 29, 2018
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What you need is RTC44. I'm looking for a local vendor, myself (scarce for So CA). We have a project where we want to frame 4 x 4 x 4s and the RTC44 is perfect. You can go to https://www.strongtie.com, navigate to Locations to find a "Factory & Training Center" and put in some calls. I think HD will help you get it, too; it's just a special order.

Will these work in a 2x2 setup? George

Asked by Shelver May 28, 2018
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Oh, you could attach a 2x2 to this, but you won't be happy with the results. The exposed edges of the tie connector will maim someone, eventually.

Do you have a similar connector for 2x6 construction? Or will this one work?

Asked by CBSOregon February 4, 2018
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This connector will accomodate 2x6 for the horizontal members, but not the vertical members. I'm unaware of a similar connector that will work with 2x6 vertical members without going to a structural column cap.

Could these be used to make raised garden beds?

Asked by KRArkansas December 29, 2017
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Garden beds would typically be built with lumber that has been pressure treated and is suitable for ground contact. Galvanized metal coatings react poorly with some of the chemicals used in process for pressure treating wood, so would not be recommended for this purpose.

Which connector do I need for 3- 4x4's ?

Asked by Catch22 March 14, 2017
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The RTC44 will connect two 4x joists to a 4x4 post. Thank you!

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Customer Reviews

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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.
by MrJoshua
1 person found this helpful
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.
by EARL
1 person found this helpful
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!
by Ernie
2 people found this helpful
Perfect fit. Thank You.
Perfect fit. Thank You.
by mcbuilder
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.
by Albert
14 people found this helpful
Nice clean look
I needed shelving in my garage and this is strong and also looks clean. We used 36 and it looks great!
by morly
9 people found this helpful
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by LizardKing1984
They were ok not as strong as I would like...
They were ok not as strong as I would like for them to have been
by HomeDepotCustomer
Made it extremely easy to frame out my deck. ...
Made it extremely easy to frame out my deck. Sturdy and simple.
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