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AHEP Adjustable Hip-End Purlin
For wood and cold-formed steel trusses, the Simpson Strong-Tie® AHEP is a structural purlin that also serves as an installation lateral restraint and spacer during the truss erection process. The AHEP attaches to the leading edge of step-down hip trusses, eliminating the need for drop-top chords, 2x lumber or gable end fillers. The interlocking design of the AHEP allows them to install linearly, aligned with the end jacks, to maintain framing spacing from eave to hip or peak. Roof sheathing/decking attaches directly to the purlin with knurled pneumatic fasteners or low-profile head, self-drilling screws. Adjustable in length, the AHEP is designed to accommodate a pitch range of 3/12 to 9/12 as a structural purlin and up to 12/12 as an installation lateral restraint and spacer.
For cold-formed steel truss applications, see AHEP for Cold-Formed Steel Construction
A structural purlin to which sheathing can be directly attached – no need to remove temporary bracing
Accurately spaces the installed trusses and helps meet the temporary top-chord lateral restraint recommendations of WTCA/TPI BCSI on step-down hip ends
Adjustable in length to accommodate a wide pitch range
20 gauge (33 mil)