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CS Coiled Strap

Coiled Straps

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The CS is a continuous utility strap designed to resist tension and uplift loads. This coiled strap can be cut to length on the job site and used in a single 2x stud or post application. The CS is ideal for many applications including resisting uplift in a floor-to-floor application and also resisting tension in a horizontal application.

Key Features

  • Available in shorter rolls for smaller projects
  • Used for roof uplift and shear wall overturning resistance
  • A cost-effective alternative to pre-cut straps

Material

  • See table

Finish

  • Galvanized (G90); ZMAX®; Stainless Steel (CS16 only)

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Wood shrinkage after strap installation across horizontal wood members may cause strap to buckle outward.
  • Refer to the applicable code for minimum nail penetration and minimum wood edge and end distances.
  • The table shows the maximum allowable loads and the nails required to attain them. Fewer nails may be used; reduce the allowable load as shown in the Straps and Ties General Notes.
  • For lap splice and alternative nailing information, see tables below.
  • The cut length of the strap shall be equal to twice the “End Length” noted in the table plus the clear span dimension.
  • Lap Splicing
  • Lap splicing of coiled straps can be used to extend standard strap lengths for designing continuous drag elements and diaphragm chord members. The Strap Lap Splices table provides the minimum splice length (Lsp) and fasteners, within the splice length, to achieve the highest allowable capacity of the strap.
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  • The Allowable Loads for Alternative Nailing table provides information for coiled straps when installed with different nailing schedules. The highest allowable load given for each model is limited by the steel capacity.
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  • 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.

Options

  • CS straps are available in 25' lengths; order CS14-R, CS16-R or CS20-R
  • For stainless steel, order CS16SS-R

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) Length (ft.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
CS14 14 1 1/4 100 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS14-R 14 1 1/4 25 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS16 16 1 1/4 150 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS16-R 16 1 1/4 25 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS16SS-R 16 1 1/4 25 Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel 1
CS16Z 16 1 1/4 150 ZMAX® 1
CS18 18 1 1/4 200 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS18S 18 1 1/4 100 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS20 20 1 1/4 250 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS20-R 20 1 1/4 25 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
CS22 22 1 1/4 300 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

    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.

Model No. Total L Ga. DF/SP SPF/HF Allowable Tension Loads (160)
Fasteners (in.) End Length (in.) Fasteners (in.) End Length (in.)
CS14 100 14 (26) 0.148 x 2 1/2 15 (30) 0.148 x 2 1/2 16 2,490
(30) 0.131 x 2 1/2 16 (36) 0.131 x 2 1/2 19 2,490
CS16 150 16 (20) 0.148 x 2 1/2 11 (22) 0.148 x 2 1/2 13 1,705
(22) 0.131 x 2 1/2 13 (26) 0.131 x 2 1/2 15 1,705
CS18 200 18 (16) 0.148 x 2 1/2 9 (18) 0.148 x 2 1/2 11 1,370
(18) 0.131 x 2 1/2 11 (22) 0.131 x 2 1/2 12 1,370
CS20 250 20 (12) 0.148 x 2 1/2 7 (14) 0.148 x 2 1/2 9 1,030
(14) 0.131 x 2 1/2 9 (16) 0.131 x 2 1/2 9 1,030
CS22 300 22 (10) 0.148 x 2 1/2 6 (12) 0.148 x 2 1/2 7 845
(12) 0.131 x 2 1/2 7 (14) 0.131 x 2 1/2 8 845
  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. Calculate the connector value for a reduced number of nails as follows:

    Example: CS16 in DF/SP with (18) 0.148 x 2 1/2" nails:
    (Half of the nails in each member being connected)
  3. See table below for alternate nailing and lap splice information.
  4. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Strap Lap Splices

Model No. Ga. Strap Lap Splice
Minimum Fasteners per Splice Min. Splice Length, LSP (in.)
CMST12 12 (18) 0.162 x 2 1/2 18
(22) 0.148 x 2 1/2 21
CMST14 14 (13) 0.162 x 2 1/2 14
(15) 0.148 x 2 1/2 15
CMSTC16 16 (11) 0.162 x 2 1/2 10
(11) 0.148 x 2 1/2 10
CS14 14 (6) 0.148 x 2 1/2 9
(7) 0.131 x 2 1/2 10
CS16 16 (5) 0.148 x 2 1/2 8
(6) 0.131 x 2 1/2 9
CS18 18 (5) 0.148 x 2 1/2 8
(5) 0.131 x 2 1/2 8
CS20 20 (5) 0.148 x 2 1/2 8
(5) 0.131 x 2 1/2 8
CS22 22 (4) 0.148 x 2 1/2 5
(4) 0.131 x 2 1/2 6
  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. 0.148" x 2 1/2" nails can be replaced by 0.148" x 3 1/4" nails. No other nail substitution is allowed for lap splices.
  3. Refer to the applicable code for minimum edge distance and minimum end distance.
  4. No strap modification is allowed and the splice must meet both the minimum number of fasteners and the minimum splice length.

Allowable Loads for Alternative Nailing

Model No. Ga. Total Coil Length (ft.) Fasteners (in.) DF/SP Allowable Tension Loads End Length (in.)
(160) Nail Installed in Every Hole Nail Installed in Every Other Hole
CMST12 12 40 (66) 0.162 x 2 1/2 8,415 30 58
(58) 0.162 x 2 1/2 7,395 27 51
(50) 0.162 x 2 1/2 6,375 23 44
(76) 0.148 x 2 1/2 8,320 35 66
(68) 0.148 x 2 1/2 7,445 31 59
(60) 0.148 x 2 1/2 6,570 28 52
CMST14 14 52 1/2' (48) 0.162 x 2 1/2 5615 22 42
(40) 0.162 x 2 1/2 4,680 19 35
(32) 0.162 x 2 1/2 3,745 15 28
(58) 0.148 x 2 1/2 5,770 27 51
(50) 0.148 x 2 1/2 4,975 23 44
(42) 0.148 x 2 1/2 4,180 20 37
CMSTC16 16 54 (42) 0.162 x 2 1/2 4,690 17 32
(34) 0.162 x 2 1/2 3,875 14 26
(26) 0.162 x 2 1/2 2,965 11 20
(18) 0.162 x 2 1/2 2,050 8 14
(48) 0.148 x 2 1/2 4,610 19 35
(40) 0.148 x 2 1/2 3,840 16 29
(32) 0.148 x 2 1/2 3,070 13 23
(24) 0.148 x 2 1/2 2,305 10 17
(16) 0.148 x 2 1/2 1,535 7 11
CS14 14 100 (24) 0.148 x 2 1/2 2,390 13 23
(22) 0.148 x 2 1/2 2,190 13 22
(28) 0.131 x 2 1/2 2,340 15 27
(26) 0.131 x 2 1/2 2,170 15 27
CS16 16 150 (18) 0.148 x 2 1/2 1,700 11 18
(16) 0.148 x 2 1/2 1,510 9 15
(20) 0.131 x 2 1/2 1,570 11 19
(18) 0.131 x 2 1/2 1,415 11 18
CS18 18 200 (14) 0.148 x 2 1/2 1,370 8 15
(12) 0.148 x 2 1/2 1,110 7 13
(16) 0.131 x 2 1/2 1,230 9 17
(14) 0.131 x 2 1/2 1,080 8 15
CS20 20 250 (10) 0.148 x 2 1/2 915 6 10
(12) 0.131 x 2 1/2 910 7 11
CS22 22 300 (8) 0.148 x 2 1/2 730 5 9
(10) 0.131 x 2 1/2 755 6 11
  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter x length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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