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LTB Light Tension Bridging


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The LTB provides bracing between floor joists as a critical contribution to the structural strength of a floor. Installed in pairs, this light tension-type bridging keeps joists in place and prevents them from rotating while distributing loads over more than one joist. The LTB features a staggered nail pattern to accommodate 2x8 and 2x10 joists and is designed for maximum nailing flexibility, with the option to use as few as two nail holes on each end, and as many as six.

Key Features

  • Galvanized for corrosion resistance
  • Keeps floor system continuity and prevents joist rotation
  • Installation flexibility, with six nail holes on each end and a staggered nail pattern


  • 22 ga. (27 mil)


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • Support floor joists with a depth-to-thickness ratio of six or more with bridging at intervals not exceeding 8'. If span is greater than 8', install on 2x8 or larger joists. If span is greater than 16', use more than one pair.
  • Tension bridging works only in tension, so must be used in cross pairs.
  • Install bridging tightly; loose installation may allow floor movement.
  • Requires two 0.113" x 2" nails per end.

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. L (in.) Joist Size Installs With Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
LTB20 22 19 1/2 2x8, 2x10 (2) 0.113 in. x 2 in. nails per end Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTB40 22 39 2x8, 2x10 (2) 0.113 in. x 2 in. nails per end Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Product Information Tables

Model No. Joist Size Spacing (in.) Length (in.) Ga.
LTB20 2 x 8, 2 x 10 16 19 1/2 22
LTB40 2 x 8, 2 x 10 16 39 22

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