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SFC Steel Framing Connector


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Bridging and Bracing Connectors

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SFC connectors are low-cost, multi-use utility clips for moderate loading conditions in CFS stud-to-stud and stud-to-structure applications where long leg lengths are not required.

Key Features

  • Reduced number of screws reduces installation cost
  • Prepunched holes reduce installation cost by eliminating predrilling
  • Intuitive fastener hole positions ensure accurate clip installation in accordance with design, support a wide range of design and application requirements and provide installation flexibility
  • In soft-side stud installations, SFC will not interfere with stud lips up to 3/4" long*
  • Also suitable for u-channel bridging
    * SFC2.25 clips will accommodate 5/8"-long stiffener clips


  • SFC — 54 mil (50 ksi)


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • Use all specified fasteners/anchors

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Product Information Tables

  1. By leaving off the "-RXXX" suffix, items can also be ordered in cartons of 50.

Load Tables

SFC Connectors – Steel-to-Steel Allowable Loads

  1. Min. fastener quantity and load values — fill all round holes; Max. fastener quantity and load values — fill all round and triangular holes.
  2. Allowable loads are based on bracing of the members located within 12" of the connection.
  3. Maximum allowable load for connector that may not be exceeded when designing custom installations. Designer is responsible for member and fastener design.
  4. See more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
Typical SFC Installation

Typical SFC Installation

SFC/SSC Connectors – U-Channel Bridging Allowable Loads

  1. See illustration for fastener placement.
  2. Allowable loads are for use when utilizing Allowable Stress Design methodology. For LRFD loads, multiply the tabulated ASD values by 1.6.
  3. Allowable brace strengths are based on ultimate test load divided by a safety factor. Serviceability limit is not considered, as brace stiffness requirements are given in Section D3.3 of AISI S100. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie if nominal brace strength is required.
  4. Tabulated stiffness values apply to both ASD and LRFD designs.
  5. See more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
Typical SFC Installation

Typical SFC4.25 Installation

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