Made for Versatility, with Proven Strength and Stiffness
The head-of-wall drift-clip connector (HWDC) is used to secure the head of a wall to the bottom of a slab or beam. The unique design allows anchor screws to be installed closer to the bend, providing a stronger and stiffer connection while also allowing horizontal and vertical movement during seismic and high-wind events. HWDC5.25 provides anchorage location options with a third slot providing a solution for clips overhanging beam flanges.
HWDC connectors are an optimal solution for adding strength to window or door jambs at head-of-wall connections. Tested load values are provided for anchorage to steel and concrete.
Accommodates 1" of lateral drift in each direction, and 1" of upward and downward vertical deflection
Unique design and placement of the anchorage slots allows for closer attachment of anchorage to the clip bend, providing increased load capacity
The HWDC5.25 clip has three slots located at the anchorage leg allowing for attachment at the outer slots (anchorage pattern — centered) for maximum capacity or anchorage to the adjacent slots (anchorage pattern — off center) for walls that overhang the edge-angle or beam-edge
Stiffening ribs are placed in between anchorage slots through the bend to provide additional strength and stiffness
Simpson Strong-Tie® No-Equal® stamps mark the center of the slots to help ensure proper shouldered screw and anchor placement
(55) XLSH78B1414 shoulder screws are provided with each order
97 mil (12 ga.), 50 ksi
Use the specified type and number of fasteners and anchors.
In the vertical slots, use the specified number of #14 shoulder screws (included) for attachment to the stud. Install screws to align with No-Equal stamp.
For attachment to steel, use Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Drive® XL Large-Head Metal Screws (XLQ114B1224). Use two screws centered in horizontal slot. Install screws to align with the No-Equal stamp and then back out one half-turn.
For attachment to concrete, use a Titen Turbo™ screw anchor. Use two screws centered in each horizontal slot. Install screws to align with the No-Equal stamp and back out half-turn.
HWDC5.25-KT25, HWDC3.37-KT25 — (55) XLSH78B1414 #14 shoulder screws are provided with each order
Replacement #14 shoulder screws for the HWDC are XLSH78B1414-RP83