Simpson Strong Tie RTC42 Rigid Tie Connector
*For further description please see Simpson Strong-Tie Wood Construction Connectors Catalog.
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RTC/FWH Rigid Tie™ Connectors
The RTC series secures two wood members to a vertical post forming a 90° corner. The RTC42 and RTC44 are heavy-duty structural connectors. Based on loads of 40 lbs per sq. ft., a 10'x10' deck can be built using 2x8 joists and 4 RTC42s. See the table for Post and Joist sizes.
RTB - a bracket for intersecting 2x members.
FWH - 4 way connectors for 2x members with bendable flanges.
RTA - connects two 2x wood members at a 90° angle.
RTF - connects two members in a "pass-through" application.
RTR and RTU - a 2x member crosses another.
Material: RTC44—14 gauge; RTA2—16 gauge; RTR and RTB—20 gauge; all others—18 gauge
Finish: Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel or ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information.
•Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
•Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment.
•Seat wood member in bracket with a C-clamp before securing to aid positioning and prevent skewing.
•Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using power tools and building equipment.
WARNING: Industry studies show that hardened fasteners can experience performance problems in wet and corrosive environments. Accordingly, use the SD8X1.25 in dry, interior, and non-corrosive environments only.