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HGUS5.50/12 Girder Hanger
These hangers are designed for applications where higher loads are needed (also see HUC and HUCQ).
All hangers in this series have double-shear nailing. This innovation distributes the load through two points on each joist nail for greater strength. It also allows the use of fewer nails, faster installation and the use of common nails for all connections. (Do not bend or remove tabs.)
HHUS — 14 gauge; HGUS — 12 gauge; HUS 2x and 1 3/4 sizes — 16 gauge; HUS — 14 gauge
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
Do not use double-shear hangers with I-joists.
Nails must be driven at an angle through the joist or truss into the header to achieve the table loads.
Not designed for welded or nailer applications.
0.148" x 3 1/4" nails may be used where 0.148" x 3" nails are specified with no reduction in load. Where 0.162" x 3 1/2" nails are specified, 0.148" x 3" or 0.148" x 3 1/4" nails may be used at 0.85 of the table load.
With 3x carrying members, use 0.162" x 2 1/2" (Simpson Strong-Tie N16) nails into the header and 0.162" x 3 1/2" nails into the joist with no load reduction. With 2x carrying members, use 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails into the header and 0.148" x 3" nails into the joist, and reduce the load to 0.64 of the table value.
HUS cannot be modified
Other sizes available; contact Simpson Strong-Tie for details