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IDCB Drift-Clip Bypass Framing Connector

Drift Connectors

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The IDCB drift-clip connector is used to secure bypass stud framing to the edge of a slab. The connector will accommodate 1" of lateral drift in each direction and 1" of upward and downward vertical deflection. Tested load values are provided for anchorage to a steel-edge angle using #12 x 1 1/4" Strong-Drive® XL Large-Head Metal screws.

Key Features

  • Horizontal embossments and corner gussets optimize performance in the F2 load direction
  • Precision-manufactured shouldered screws provided with the IDCB connector are designed to prevent overdriving and to ensure that the clip functions properly
  • Simpson Strong-Tie No-Equal® stamps mark the center of the slots to help ensure correct shouldered screw and anchor placement


  • 97 mil (12 ga.), 50 ksi


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • Use the specified type and number of fasteners and anchors.
  • In the vertical slots, use the specified number of #14 shouldered screws (included) for attachment to the stud. Install screws to align with the "No-Equal" stamp.
  • For attachment to a minimum 3/16"- and maximum 1/2"-thick steel-edge angle, use Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive XL Large-Head Metal screws (XLQ114B1224). Use one screw centered in each horizontal slot. Install screws to align with the No-Equal stamp and back out 1/2 turn.
  • For fastener installation into steel backed by concrete, predrilling of both the steel and the concrete may be required. For predrilling, use a maximum 3/16"-diameter drill bit.

Ordering Information

  • IDCB45.5-KT25 contains (25) IDCB45.5 connectors and (83) XLSH78B1414 #14 shouldered screws

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. Product Includes Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
IDCB45.5-KT25 97 12 (83) XLSH78B1414 #14 shouldered screws Zinc Galvanized, G90 25

Load Tables

IDCB45.5 Connector Loads

IDCB45.5 Connector Loads
  1. #14 x 7/8" shouldered screw (model no. "XLSH78B1414") provided with the clips are ASTM C1513 compliant.
  2. For additional information on the #12 XL screw (model no. "XLQ114B1224") see the Strong-Drive® XL Large-Head Metal Screw.
  3. The capacity of the connection will be the minimum of Strength Load and applicable Service Limit Load as determined by the designer.
  4. For additional important information, see Innovative Solutions for Curtain-Wall Framing.

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