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RTR 20-Gauge Rigid Tie Connector for 2x Nominal Lumber

  • Constructed from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
  • Perfect for a variety of jobs: fences, railings and more
  • Easy to install; screws sold separately
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Product Overview

Simpson Strong-Tie connectors make projects easier to build while making them stronger and safer. They are engineered and tested to perform and are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Whether working on a home project or building a structure to comply with building codes, go with the choice of engineers and contractors, go with genuine Simpson Strong-Tie connectors. Rigid Tie connector products are great utility connectors used to connect wood members together in a variety of ways.
  • Rigid Tie connectors provide a strong connection where a nominal 2x member joins another at 90°
  • Ideal for fences, railings, utility furniture or any other project where a 2x member crosses another
  • Easier and stronger than angled fastening
  • Make sturdy, good-looking projects that will last
  • Can be used to connect the end or edge of a 2x member
  • Made from 20-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 8 x 1-1/4 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Length (in.)
3
Product Width (in.)
2.875 in

Details

Color Family
Silver
Connector Finish
G90 Galvanized
Connector recommendation
Connector
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
20
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.13
Returnable
90-Day
Staggered Nail Pattern
Not Staggered
Strap Type
Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

10Questions15Answers

CAN I USE THIS TO ATTACH 2X4 FURRING TO STUDS AND ATTACH SHEETROCK TO FURRING? If yes, how many ...

Asked by Novice February 1, 2021
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Answer

RTR could be used for strapping connections but we do not load rate RTR connectors so it is difficult to say how many are required for this installation. This decision should be made by a qualified designer or installer.

Can I use this to attach 2x4 furring to studs and attach sheetrock to furring?

Asked by Novice February 1, 2021
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Answer

RTR could be used for strapping connections but we do not load rate RTR connectors so it is difficult to say how many are required for this installation. This decision should be made by a qualified designer or installer.

can you use vertically?

Asked by ja October 12, 2020
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Answer

There are no restrictions against installing the RTR vertically. Please note this product is not load rated; it would be up to the Designer to evaluate the suitability of the connector for the specific application. Thank you!

Can this be used to build a "suspended ceiling" in my basement? I would attach bracket to floor ...

Asked by David July 29, 2020
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Answer

The RTR is not a tested/load rated product. It would be up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connector based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc. Thank you!

On Simpson's website (https://blog.strongtie.com/diy-suspended-garage-storage-shelves/ ) they say...

Asked by JTorrens January 6, 2020
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Answer

We did not use ours for an overhead placement. We had to build a new porch and platform and used it for the uprights that held the railing. They are strong, and were perfect for what we needed. Not sure about overhead storage.

Can I use this to install ceiling shelves in my garage? I have a fairly simple 4x8 frame out of 2...

Asked by TimC October 5, 2019
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Answers

The Simpson site shows plans using the Simpson Strong-Tie® 20-gauge Rigid Tie™ RTR connectors under the page //blog.strongtie.com/diy-suspended-garage-storage-shelves/. I the top brackets are different than this one. they are a corner bracket.

probably a stupid question.......

Asked by TerraBella December 5, 2018
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I used them on a bottom rail of my greenhouse knee wall. I used landscape timbers for the post and the flat side on those timbers is what I nailed to. So, I do believe this would work for what you want them to do. They don't stick out at the edges of the 2x4.

Can this be used for regular interior wall framing? DIYers, just wanting to insure strength and alignment (90° studs).

Asked by Jessjess October 7, 2018
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I don't see why not. Beats the heck out of toe-nailing!

Would I use this to help me with some wall blocking?

Asked by MoreInches August 12, 2018
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Answer

I am not clear what type of "wall blocking" is being installed, but the RTR is not a load rated part and would not be recommended for structural applications (typically used in miscellaneous/DIY type projects). Thank you!

What would I use to tie 2-4x4 to mmto build a floor for a shed

Asked by woody5 December 11, 2015
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I used it to tie a 2X6 joist to 4X4 support worked great

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Customer Reviews

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We are using them on our Pergola we are building. We have painted them black to give a nicer look...
We are using them on our Pergola we are building. We have painted them black to give a nicer look to our project. It look nice against the redwood we are using on our Pergola.
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We used it for our chicken run. They did the...
We used it for our chicken run. They did the job.
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Excellent for fastening 2x4 rail to 4x4 post to create...
Excellent for fastening 2x4 rail to 4x4 post to create frame for privacy screens
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Worked well for my needs
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