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Model # RTU2

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Simpson Strong-Tie

RTU 18-Gauge Galvanized Rigid Tie Connector for 2x Joist, 2x Post

  • Galvanized finish prevents corrosion
  • Constructed of strong, 18-gauge steel
  • Easy to install using 8 strong-drive screws
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Product Overview

  • Galvanized finish prevents corrosion
  • Constructed of strong, 18-gauge steel
  • Easy to install using 8 strong-drive screws
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 connector used to connect two 2x wood members intersecting at a 90° angle
  • Use where a nominal 2x member crosses another
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment
  • Nominal post size: 2x
  • Nominal joist size: 2x
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with SD8x1.25 Strong-Drive screws

Product Overview

  • Galvanized finish prevents corrosion
  • Constructed of strong, 18-gauge steel
  • Easy to install using 8 strong-drive screws
Model #: RTU2
Sku #: 251352
Internet #: 100375039

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 connector used to connect two 2x wood members intersecting at a 90° angle
  • Use where a nominal 2x member crosses another
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment
  • Nominal post size: 2x
  • Nominal joist size: 2x
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with SD8x1.25 Strong-Drive screws

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.375
Product Length (in.)
1.5
Product Width (in.)
1.5 in

Details

Color Family
Silver
Connector Finish
G90 Galvanized
Connector recommendation
Tie
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
18
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.06lb
Returnable
90-Day
Staggered Nail Pattern
Not Staggered
Strap Type
Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.375
Product Length (in.)
1.5
Product Width (in.)
1.5 in

Details

Color Family
Silver
Connector Finish
G90 Galvanized
Connector recommendation
Tie
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
18
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.06lb
Returnable
90-Day
Staggered Nail Pattern
Not Staggered
Strap Type
Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

can you connect a deck beam to a 4x4 post with this tie?

Asked by: billy
The tie connector dimension is 1.375 deep, 1.25 high, 1.5 wide. It is NOT very strong.
Answered by: ttsmasher
Date published: 2018-06-06

Can you use these outdoors?

Can you use these outdoors?
Asked by: ProfessorHiggins
Yes, you can use these outdoors.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2019-05-01

Would this work to attach 2x2's to the bottom of a pice of wood for a table?

Asked by: Amy
The RTU2 is not load rated; it is a miscellaneous connector used in various applications. We do not have a specific product to refer to for your application. Thank you!
Answered by: SimpsonStrong-Tie
Date published: 2019-02-14

I need to attach a 2x12 vertically to the top of a flat 2x4, running parallel, not at right angle...

I need to attach a 2x12 vertically to the top of a flat 2x4, running parallel, not at right angles. The roof rafters would connect to the 2x12. I plan to screw the two together but would like to add more strength where they meet. Would this work? If not, what would be appropriate?
Asked by: vineyridge
Please contact our Engineering Support Department at 800/999-5099 so we're sure there is a clear understanding of the condition in order to suggest a possible connector(s). Ultimately it is up to the Designer/Engineer of Record to specify the appropriate connector based on framing layout, demand loads, local building codes, etc., but we're happy to help with potential options. Thank you!
Answered by: SimpsonStrong-Tie
Date published: 2018-08-21
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Customer Reviews

RTU 18-Gauge Galvanized Rigid Tie Connector for 2x Joist, 2x Post is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found this product recently and it pairs really well with the fence post bracket. I only which ... I found this product recently and it pairs really well with the fence post bracket. I only which this came in a size double the length. This would be excellent for joining 2x4's together for short term or long term projects.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped float a 2x8 floating wall and the screws didn’t... Helped float a 2x8 floating wall and the screws didn’t split the lumber!!
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They work as advertised. None had any manufacturing defects.... They work as advertised. None had any manufacturing defects.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tie connectors worked great. Tie connectors worked great.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have been using this and other connectors to build my dragon fruit planter (see picture). It i... I have been using this and other connectors to build my dragon fruit planter (see picture). It is easy to use and fairly strong. This particular one is good for right angle joints.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used these instead of toenailing. Maybe a little more expensive... Used these instead of toenailing. Maybe a little more expensive but a lot easier to install studs.
Date published: 2018-11-13
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