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RTU 18-Gauge Galvanized Rigid Tie Connector for 2x Nominal Lumber

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Product Details
  • Industry leader in structural hardware engineering since 1956
  • Products designed and tested for strength and easy installation
  • Diverse product line for DIY and residential
About This Product

The RTU is designed for connecting intersecting members in wood construction applications. Manufactured to high-quality standards to ensure solid performance, this U-shaped rigid tie features a G90 galvanized finish for added corrosion resistance and requires the use of hot-dip galvanized fasteners. The versatile RTU is ideal for a variety of projects including fences, railings and utility furniture or any application where a 2x member crosses another.

  • Fastens with Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive SD screws (not included)
  • Easier and stronger than angled fastening
  • 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
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.
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Product ID #: 313810428Internet #: 707392013815Model #: RTU2-R
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)1.29 inProduct Length (in.)1.375 in
Product Width (in.)1.57 in

Details

Color FamilySilverConnector FinishG90 Galvanized
Connector recommendationTieFasteners IncludedFasteners Not Included
FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesGauge18
MaterialSteelNumber of Pieces1
Package Quantity1Product Weight (lb.)0.06 lb
Returnable90-DayStaggered Nail PatternNot Staggered
Strap TypeTie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Warranty
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What diameter are the holes (diameter/size of screw or bolt should be used with these)?
by|May 27, 2023
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A:  Hi AlternativeUses, this is McKenzie from Simpson Strongtie. RTU calls out for #8 x 1 1/4 SD screws. Thanks.

by|May 30, 2023
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    Q:Can you cut a 4x8 sheet of plywood into 2x4s
    by|Dec 10, 2022
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    A:  Hello Robert, this is McKenzie with Simpson Strong-Tie. Although we are not a lumber company and your application, regional code, and EOR should dictate wood usage, plywood is typically used for flooring, roofing, or sheathing.

    by|Oct 25, 2023
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      Q:I am using rough sawn cedar, which has a width of 1 5/8ths inches -- these ties are not wide enough. Do I have any choice for lumber intersecting at 90 deg (pergola rafters) other than hurricane ties?
      by|Oct 3, 2022
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      A:  Hello Maxxam, this is Stacy with Simpson Strong-Tie. There are a number of connectors that could work for your application. If you do not wish to use hurricane ties, straps could be another option. If you wish to discuss this further please call us at (800) 999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.

      by|Oct 4, 2022
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        Q:I am using rough sawn cedar, which has a width of 1 5/8ths inches -- these ties are not wide enough. Do I have any choice for lumber intersecting at 90 deg (pergola rafters) other than hurricane ties?
        by|Oct 3, 2022
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        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello Maxxam, this is Stacy with Simpson Strong-Tie. There are a number of connectors that could work for your application. If you do not wish to use hurricane ties, straps could be another option. If you wish to discuss this further please call us at (800) 999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.

        by|Oct 4, 2022
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          Strong and resistant , I like it
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          it served the purpose
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          Response from Simpson Strong-TieNov 29, 2023
          Hi HomeDepotCustomer, we value your time and would like to look into your concerns with the RTU. Our Customer Service team is available to talk with you directly and take you through a step-by-step solution. Please call us at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.​ - Stacy SimpsonStrongTie
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          Fit my needs exactly. Hanging a rack from garage ceiling. 4 contact points. Holding well so far.
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          excellent. just what I needed to attach the legs to a work bench
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