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FGTRE Retrofit Girder Tiedown
The LGT, VGT and FGTR products are moderate- to high-load capacity girder tiedowns for new or retrofit applications.
LGT connectors provide a low-profile connection to the wall for easy installation of drywall. Simple to install and can be installed on the inside or outside of the wall.
The VGT variable girder tiedown is a higher-capacity alternative to the LGT and MGT for girder trusses. It attaches with Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws to the side of truss and features a predeflected crescent washer that allows it to accommodate top chord pitches up to 8/12. The VGT is also available with one flange concealed for attachment to trusses with no tail.
The FGTR face-mount girder tiedown is a non-pitch specific girder tiedown that offers the highest uplift capacity for retrofit applications. The FGTRHL/R is designed for corner hip applications.
VGT 7 gauge; LGT2 14 gauge; LGT3/LGT4 12 gauge; FGTR straps: 7 gauge, plate: 3 gauge
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Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
Connectors attached using Titen 2 screws shall have hex heads.
To achieve the loads listed in the table below, the product shall be attached to a grouted and reinforced block wall or a reinforced concrete wall designed by others to transfer the high concentrated uplift loads to the foundation.
Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws included with LGT3, LGT4, VGT series and FGTR series.
Screw holes are configured to allow for double installation on a two-ply (minimum) truss.
The product can be installed in a single application or in pairs to achieve a higher uplift capacity.
Can be installed on roof pitches up to 8/12 or on a bottom chord designed to transfer the loads.
FGTR only two of the four holes provided on each strap are required to be filled to achieve the published loads. The first Titen HD anchor 1/2" x 5" (THD) shall be installed a minimum of 4" from the top of the wall. Anchors shall not be installed in adjacent holes.
VGT when installed on trusses with no overhangs, specify VGTR/L.
VGT install washer component (provided) so that top of washer is horizontal as well as parallel with top of wall.