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LGU/MGU/HGU/HHGU High-Capacity Girder Hangers for Engineered Wood & Structural Composite Lumber

LGU/MGU/HGU/HHGU

The GU hangers are a high-capacity girder hangers designed for situations where the header and joist are flush at top. This part can be used for retrofit on the framing members after they are temporarily placed in position. It uses Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® screws (SDS) to make installation fast and easy, with no pre-drilling required.

Material

See table.

Finish

Galvanized. HHGU—Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • Install with Simpson Strong-Tie SDS 1/4"x2 1/2" screws, which are provided with the GU's. (Note: lag screws will not achieve the same loads.)
  • All multiple members must be fastened together to act as a single unit.
  • Multiple member headers may require additional fasteners at the hanger locations. The quantity and location of the additional fasteners must be determined by the Designer.

Options

  • Hot-dip galvanized available. Order as "X" version, specify HDG.
  • Other seat widths available. Order as "X" version, specify width.
  • See Hanger Options for one flange concealed option. MGU with W 4" or less and HGU with W 4 11/16" or less cannot be concealed.
  • LGU, MGU and HGU hangers may be skewed up to 45°.

Related Literature

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

  1. Uplift loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed.
  2. Specify H dimension. Maximum H = 30".
  3. Header height must be at least as tall as flange height (ha).

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
HGUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
HGU5.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HGU5.50-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468
HGU7.25 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HGU7.25-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468
HHGUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
HHGU5.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HHGU5.50-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468
HHGU7.25 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HHGU7.25-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468
LGUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
LGU3.63 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
LGU3.63-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468
LGU5.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
LGU5.50-SDS No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
MGUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
MGU3.63 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
MGU3.63-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468
MGU5.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
MGU5.50-SDS ESR-2552 ESR-2523 RR25801 FL10531 FL11468

ESR-2523 is an Index of many of Simpson Strong-Tie Stamped and Welded Cold-formed Steel Products for Wood or Cold-formed Steel Construction

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
HGU
HGU
DWGDXF
HGU front view
DWG DXF
HGU left view
DWG DXF
HGU right view
DWG DXF
None
HGU5.50None None
HGU7.25None None
HHGU
HHGU
DWGDXF
HHGU front view
DWG DXF
HHGU left view
DWG DXF
HHGU right view
DWG DXF
None
HHGU5.50None None
HHGU7.25None None
LGU
LGU
DWGDXF
LGU front view
DWG DXF
LGU left view
DWG DXF
LGU right view
DWG DXF
None
LGU3.63None None
LGU5.50None None
MGU
MGU
DWGDXF
MGU front view
DWG DXF
MGU left view
DWG DXF
MGU right view
DWG DXF
None
MGU3.63None None
MGU5.50None None