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SCW Head-of-Wall Slide-Clip Connector

SCW

The SCW connectors offer 1" of upward and 1" of downward movement. They are primarily used in head-of-wall applications that require vertical movement relative to the structure. SCW connectors are often used to strengthen window and door jambs for projects that utilize slip track.

Material

  • 54 mil (16 ga.)

Finish

  • Galvanized (G90)

Installation

  • Use the specified type and number of anchors.
  • Use the specified number of #14 shouldered screws (included). Install shouldered screws in the slots adjacent to the “No-Equal” stamp.
  • Use a maximum of 1 screw per slot.

Ordering Information

SCW3.25-KT contains:

  • Box of 25 connectors
  • (55) XLSH34B1414 #14 shouldered screws

SCW5.5-KT contains:

  • Box of 25 connectors
  • (83) XLSH34B1414 #14 shouldered screws

Note: Replacement #14 shouldered screws for SCW connectors are XLSH34B1414-RP83

Related Literature

Load Tables

SCW Allowable Connector Loads

Load Table - SCW Allowable Connector Loads
  1. When the SCW5.5 connector is used with two shouldered screws, install screws in the outermost slots.
  2. Allowable loads are based on clips installed with all holes in the anchor leg filled with #12-14 screws. For other anchorage installations, the capacity of the connection system will be the minimum of the tabulated value and the allowable load from the SCW Allowable Anchorage Loads table below.
  3. For LRFD design strengths, reference the SCW Service Load Limits, LRFD Design Strengths and Nominal Strengths table below.

SCW Allowable Anchorage Loads

Load Table - SCW Allowable Anchorage Loads
  1. For additional important information, see General Information.
  2. Allowable loads are for clip anchorage only. The capacity of the connection system will be the minimum of the tabulated value and the allowable load from the SCW Allowable Connector Loads table above.
  3. See Fastening Systems and Direct Fastening for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.

SCW Head-of-Wall Slide-Clip Connector — Service Load Limits, LRFD Design Strengths and Nominal Strengths

Load Table - SCW Head-of-Wall Slide-Clip Connector - Service Load Limits, LRFD Design Strengths and Nominal Strengths
  1. Tabulated values are for the connector and attachment to the stud-wall framing. The assembly strengths are the minimum of those listed and the anchorage values listed in the Anchor Values table below.
  2. Service Load Limit is the load at 1/8" deflection for use in evaluating the performance under service-level loads.
  3. LRFD Design Strength is the Nominal Strength multiplied by a resistance factor, φ.
  4. Nominal Strength is defined in AISI S100-07.

Anchor Values (lb.) in the F4 Direction

Load Table - TITLE
  1. Tabulated values are for the anchorage only. The assembly strengths are the minimum of those listed above and the connector capacity and attachment to the stud-wall framing listed in the SCW Service Load Limits, LRFD Design Strengths and Nominal Strengths table above.
  2. LRFD Design Strength is the Nominal Strength multiplied by a resistance factor, φ.
  3. Nominal Strength is defined in AISI S100-07.
  4. For the Service Load Limit, use the values listed for the connectors in the SCW Service Load Limits, LRFD Design Strengths and Nominal Strengths table above.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
SCWSee specific model numbers for code listings.
SCW3.25 ER-102 ER-238 RR25943 FL13872
SCW5.5 ER-102 ER-238 RR25943 FL13872

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
SCWNone None
SCW3.25
SCW3.25 front view
DWG DXF
SCW3.25 left view
DWG DXF
SCW3.25 top view
DWG DXF
SCW3.25
DWG DXF
SCW5.5
SCW5.5 front view
DWG DXF
SCW5.5 left view
DWG DXF
SCW5.5 top view
DWG DXF
None