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CMSTC provides coined nail slots for lower profile when installed with 0.148" x 3 1/4" sinkers; it can be cut to length. CS are continuous utility straps which can be cut to length on the jobsite. Packaged in lightweight (about 40 lb.) cartons.
Lap splicing of coiled straps can be used to extend standard CMST12, CMST14 and CMSTC16 strap lengths longer than 40', 52 1/2' and 54' respectively, for designing continuous drag elements and diaphragm chord members. The Strap Lap Splices table below provides the minimum splice length (Lsp) and fasteners, within the splice length, to achieve the highest allowable capacity of the strap.
The allowable loads table provides allowable loads for coiled straps when installed with different nailing schedules. The highest allowable load given for each model is limited by the steel capacity.
The Engineer/Designer of Record must evaluate and determine the adequacy of the coiled strap’s lap splice and alternative nailing applications to meet their design loads.
For stainless-steel fasteners, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.