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Brick ties provide a connection between the wood structure and brick veneer.

The new, high-performance BTH brick tie is a tested solution for connecting masonry veneer to wood structures across airspaces from 2" to 3", providing the flexibility needed to meet the veneer spacing requirements.

The new BTH design adds strength and versatility, making this tie the ideal solution for varied jobsite conditions. It’s field-adjustable in two places and can be installed with either side facing up.

Use existing Simpson Strong-Tie brick ties, BTB and BT, for 1" prescriptive code airspace requirement, or at a closer spacing for airspaces from 1" to 2".

Material

  • 22 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • BTH — can be installed bent up or bent down

Ordering Information

  • BT-R100 = retail pack of 100
  • BTB = bulk carton of 500
  • BTH = bulk carton of 500

Related Literature

Load Tables

Brick Tie Spacing Table
Model No. Fastener Airspace Max. Wall Area (Sq. Ft.)
Supported per Tie
Maximum Vertical Tie Spacing (In.)
Installation on Every Stud (16" o.c.) Installation on Every Other Stud (32" o.c.)
BTB and BT-R100 0.131" x 2 1/2" 1" 2.67 24 12
>1" to <2" 2.00 18 9
BTH 0.131" x 2 1/2" 2" - 3" 2.67 24 12
  1. 1" air space based on table R703.8.4(1) in 2018 IRC; airspaces larger than 1" are based on testing.
  2. Spacing does not pertain to applications where wind pressures exceed 30 psf, or in seismic design categories listed in Section R703.8.4, 2018 IRC.
  3. Embed ties per Section R703.8.4, 2018 IRC.
  4. BTH maximum vertical offset from center of nail to the bottom of the horizontal leg is 1" for airspaces up to and including 2 3/4", and 3/4" for airspaces greater than 2 3/4" and up to 3".

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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