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Questions and Answers for OWT Ornamental Wood Ties 5 in. Black Galvanized Butt Joint Wood to Wood Connector Plate (2-Pack)

Internet #203597877

Model #56613

Store SKU #1001595952

  • Powder-coated galvanized steel provides corrosion resistance
  • Sturdy built of the plate ensures secure butt-joint
  • Suitable for both the outdoor as well as indoor applications

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Q:Can these brackets be bent a few degrees either way, or are they too thick? My pergola rafters will have a 1 pitch (1" drop for 12" run) and they will not lay on the beam at 90 degrees.
by|Feb 20, 2018
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A:  They are very heavy duty. They are coated so one would need to be careful if you do try to bend one. I would say you could if your careful and strong.

by|May 5, 2023

    A:  Too strong to bend more that a couple of degrees

    by|Jun 18, 2019

      A:  These brackets are painted so if you stuck them in a vise you might be able to bend them but risk cracking the coating. You could always buy a can of flat black and repaint them though.

      by|May 5, 2023

        A:  Probably depending on how much you bend them the paint might crack

        by|May 7, 2019

          A:  It’s too hard but nothing is impossible because it’s thick, good luck

          by|May 21, 2023

            A:  The 2 in. Rafter Clip are too thick to be bent and are designed to accommodate a 90 degree only. In order to use these connectors you will have to place them on the wide side of your rafter. So the rafter clip will rest on the 2 in. part of the header and fasten into the wide part of your rafter. Sandwich your rafter with 2 rafter clips (One on each side of your rafter).

            by|May 5, 2023
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              A:  They are fairly rigid, but can be bent. A vice would make the job easier.

              by|May 5, 2023

                A:  Yes, they will bend a little bit to account for the angle.

                by|Oct 2, 2018

                  A:  Yes, it is possible to bend these metal brackets.

                  by|May 5, 2023
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                    Q:How many clips are recommended per rafter for a pergola?
                    by|Nov 6, 2017
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                    A:  two

                    by|Jul 24, 2019

                    A:  I would review the plans and pictures on the web site. Some common sense is needed. On mine I have 1- 12’ -4”x6” Brown treated resting on 4-2x8’s (paired upon 6x6 post) I also used the larger rafter clip on those. (Larger and more fastners)

                    by|May 5, 2023

                      A:  The number of rafter clips required depends on the structure and other variables in your area. Often, there will be at least one rafter clip attached to the rafter on each side of the beam the rafter is resting on. We suggest consulting a local construction professional in your area for a reliable and specific recommendation on necessary brackets for your structure.

                      by|May 5, 2023

                        A:  One clip on each end of the rafter.

                        by|Oct 2, 2018

                          A:  Two on either end

                          by|Jun 18, 2019
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                            Q:Will 1/2" or 3/4" diameter OWT Timber Bolts fit through this plate?
                            by|Oct 8, 2017
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                            A:  these are thick enough that you should not get a lot of deformation when tightening a bolt down through it. The holes are 7/16", 5/16" and the slots are 1/4"

                            by|May 5, 2023

                              A:  Either Timber Bolt works with Item #56613 - Butt Joint Flush - the size differential refers to the thickness of the shaft that is inside the wood. Thanks, OZCO

                              by|May 5, 2023
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                                Q:I'm building a pergola and I'm limited to 4-inch thick because I purchased and installed the wrong type of concrete anchors when my patio was poured (doh!). I would like to use this product, but the specifications indicate that the compatible post size is 6x6 inches. Is it acceptable to use this product on 4x6 inch posts.
                                by|Aug 18, 2016
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                                A:  yes

                                by|May 5, 2023

                                  A:  We would need more details - contact us in the office at 469-916-7503. Thanks, OZCO

                                  by|May 4, 2023

                                    A:  only on the 6" side. I think they also make a 4" piece.

                                    by|May 5, 2023
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                                      Q:What is the size of this Truss
                                      by|Jul 20, 2015
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                                      A:  The Truss Base Fan -T measures 26 inches wide by 13.5 inches high by 0.20 inches thick.

                                      by|May 3, 2023

                                        A:  Hi Rick. The size of the Truss Base Fan "T" is 26" W x 13-1/2" H x .20" thick. The "T" is 5" wide for use with 6" (or greater) lumber. Hope this helps, please let us know if you need more information. If you like, you can download the specs on our website. The URL is http://www.ozcobp.com/56645--tbf-t-.html Thank you!

                                        by|May 3, 2023
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                                          Q:Can't tell for sure what the size of this connector is. Will it fit on 4x4 posts with 2x6 joists? Are there two sets in one box ?
                                          by|Mar 13, 2015
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                                          A:  This product is designed for 6x6 or larger posts. It also requires an 2x8 or larger beam. We offer a 6” Post to Beam 56610 but it also requires a 6x6 post base. OZCO does have some 4” post to beams coming out in early summer 2015. There are 2 pieces in each box. Thank you for your inquiry. Please let us know if you have more questions.

                                          by|Jan 5, 2021
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                                            Q:What is the finish measurements of these clips?
                                            by|Mar 3, 2015
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                                            A:  Hello. The size of the rafter clip is 1 1/2" wide by 2" high with a 90° bend. Thank you!

                                            by|Mar 30, 2023
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                                              A:  Approx. 1-3/4" in either direction

                                              by|Jun 18, 2019

                                                A:  Please review the PDF which shows each product.

                                                by|Oct 29, 2022
                                                  1 found this answer helpful

                                                  A:  2 inch

                                                  by|May 4, 2023
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