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RTC42 Rigid Tie Connector

RTC42 Rigid Tie Connector
Item# rtc42-g90
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RTC42 Rigid Tie Connector
RTC42 Rigid Tie Connector

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.