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Model #VPA2

VPA Galvanized Variable Pitch Connector for 1-1/2 in. Engineered Wood

  • Versatile solution for attaching rafters to the top plate
  • No need for notched rafters, beveled top plates and toe nailing
  • Field adjustable
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Product Overview

The VPA may be sloped in the field, offering a versatile solution for attaching rafters to the top plate. It will adjust to accommodate slopes between 3:12 and 12:12, making it a complement to the versatile LSSU. This connector eliminates the need for notched rafters, beveled top plates and toe nailing.
  • Joist width: 1-1/2 in.
  • Width: 1-9/16 in.
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • Galvanized (G90) for extra corrosion resistance
  • Install with 10d x 1-1/2 in. nails
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.625
Product Height (in.)
2.21875
Product Width (in.)
5.25

Details

Connector Finish
G90 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
18
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.41
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Other

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

8Questions14Answers

Post to rafter

Asked by Cat December 6, 2019
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Answer

Well, it could, I guess, but it's designed to go on a horizontal board. Typically a double plate. I used it to secure my rafters to my walls. In retrospect, I'd just use some hurricane ties. Do the same job simpler.

Usually you put the first rafter flush with face of building and run sheathing on rafter. How will this work now?

Asked by Bobbuilder August 20, 2019
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Answer

The VPA typically would not be used on the exterior rafters. Please feel free to contact our Engineering Support Department for options - 800/999-5099. Thank you!

So since these are difficult to adjust to one's preferred roof pitch. What pitch is it fabricated...

Asked by sheshore February 15, 2019
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Answers

These are easily adjustable to any pitch between 3:12 and 12:12 by using the rafter being installed and a hammer to bend the skew-able flange to the angle of your roof pitch. Installation instructions with pictures available at Simpson's website. Used many times. Easy and time saving.

Will this work with a 1-3/4" TJI (I Truss Joist)? I see there are only 2 sizing options for this ...

Asked by HomeBuilder February 7, 2019
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Answer

The VPA2 is sized for a nominal 2x (1 1/2" actual). The VPA25 is sized for a 1 3/4" member. (Not sold online; please visit your local The Home Depot store to inquire about special orders.) Thank you!

Do you have a connector for 2/12 roof pitch? Thanks

Asked by EZ October 20, 2018
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Answer

We do not have a VPA style connector for less than a 3/12 pitch. Thank you!

Can I use the Simpson hex head wood screws to install this connector or do you recommend nails?

Asked by Rina March 26, 2018
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If I was using these for flooring, I'd recommend joist nails. As it is, I used these for my roof (of my shed), so I just used screws.

can they be used with 2 x 6 lumber

Asked by buck December 11, 2017
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No. Designed for a 2x4, or a 4x4 in a pinch.

Will these work with 2x4's?

Asked by LKell April 19, 2017
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Yes, both on the sloped member as well as on the plate to which they are attached. However, in general I found them extremely difficult if not virtually impossible to change to accommodate the desired angle. Too rigid.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 21 reviews
  • 75% recommend this product
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Great design. Loved the product. Strongly recommend to buy....
Great design. Loved the product. Strongly recommend to buy.
by JUAN
Awesome product. Work with 2X4 and made it very easy to make my pitch roof without notching. This...
Awesome product. Work with 2X4 and made it very easy to make my pitch roof without notching. This was used for a roof on a fort that I made for my son.
by gbpb
Did not work as intended...
Did not work as intended
by KEVIN
These connectors worked as advertised....
These connectors worked as advertised.
by MARK
With the use of these I was able to construct...
With the use of these I was able to construct a lean to roof in no time at all.
by Chris
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
easy to install...
easy to install
by HomeDepotCustomer
Expensive, but meet code and saved hours of cutting birdmouths...
Expensive, but meet code and saved hours of cutting birdmouths into dozens of rafters.
by Ken
Product worked as advertised for connecting my pergola to the...
Product worked as advertised for connecting my pergola to the roof.
by John
4 Star Review
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