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Model #RTC2Z

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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
180-Day
Staggered Nail Pattern
Not Staggered
Strap Type
Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

15Questions33Answers

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.

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.

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

Asked by HomeBeast March 11, 2020
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I don't think why not. However, it should depend on the purpose. The design of the bracket is to have the short sides holding the lumber pieces and sustain the weight from the top layers. That is another reason the extended side facing down to provide extra support and forming a "strong math triangle" structure. If you flip it upside down, it would depend on your design and other bracket option might work better for your purpose.

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

Asked by Chris February 19, 2019
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Chris: they have a variety of models for different dimension lumber

What is the difference between this product and RTC42?

Asked by Pablo June 20, 2016
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This product is for 2x4 posts. RTC42 allows for 4x4s.

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.

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

Do you have connector for 4x4 lumber

Asked by Hotrod May 12, 2016
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Search for the RTC42 model

Do you carry them in store

Asked by David April 4, 2016
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no, I wished and I have suggested it in the past as well. They should stock them in the stores!!

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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
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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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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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Easy 2x4” firewood rack and garden bench all in one....
Easy 2x4” firewood rack and garden bench all in one.
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I made some shelving unit and it was really strong and easy to line up the unit.
I made some shelving unit and it was really strong and easy to line up the unit.
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