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MGU Medium Girder Face-Mount Hanger

MGU

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The MGU is medium-capacity girder hanger designed for use with Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws to make installation fast and easy, without predrilling. This face-mount hanger can be used for retrofit on the framing members after they are temporarily placed in position. The MGU is available skewed up to 45° or with one flange concealed.

Key Features

  • Designed for situations where the header and joist are flush at the top
  • Available in many sizes for glulam or structural composite lumber
  • MGU-series hangers are fire-resistant F (flame) and T (temperature) rated in Intertek Design No. SST/WPCF 120-01

Material

  • 10 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Install with 1/4" x 2 1/2" Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, which are provided with the GU series. (Note: lag screws will not achieve the same loads.)
  • Alternatively, the 1/4" x 2 1/2" Strong-Drive SDS face screws supplied with these hangers may be replaced with 1/4" x 3 1/2" SDS or 1/4" x 5" SDS screws for two-ply or three-ply LVL headers to transfer the hanger load to all plies. This alternate fastener option does not eliminate the need for uniform fastener requirements along the length of the multi-ply header.
  • All multiple members must be fastened together to act as a single unit.
  • Multiple member headers may require additional fasteners at the hanger locations. The quantity and location of the additional fasteners must be determined by the designer.

Options

  • Hot-dip galvanized available. Order as “X” version; specify HDG.
  • Other seat widths available. Order as “X” version; specify width.

Concealed Flange

    • Available with one flange concealed. Specify flange to conceal.
    • On MGU with W 4" or less, flanges cannot be concealed.
    • Allowable loads for one-flange-concealed option: 0.88 of published load

Skewed

    • Available skewed up to 45°.
    • Concealed flanges are not available with skewed models.
    • Apply the following reduction factors to published loads:

    • Reduction Factors for Skewed MGU
      Model Beam Cut Download Uplift
      MGU less than 6" wide Square cut 0.75 0.65
      Bevel cut 0.80 0.65
      MGU 6" and wider Bevel cut 0.80 0.55

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Joist Size Ga. W (in.) H (in.) B (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
MGU3.63-SDS 3 1/2 10 3 5/8 9 1/4 – 30 4 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MGU5.25-SDS 5 1/8 10 5 1/4 9 1/4 – 30 4 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MGU5.50-SDS 5 1/4 10 5 1/2 9 1/4 – 30 4 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MGU5.62-SDS 5 1/2 10 5 5/8 9 1/4 – 30 4 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MGU7.00-SDS 6 3/4 10 7 9 1/4 – 30 4 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

Actual Carried Beam Width (in.) Model No. Ga. Dimensions (in.) SDS Fasteners Allowable Loads
W Min. H Max. H B ha a Face Joist DF/SP SPF/HF
Uplift Download Uplift Download
160 100 115/125 160 100 115/125
3 1/2 MGU3.63-SDS 10 3 5/8 9 1/4 30 4 1/2 8 5/8 4 (24) 1/4" x 2 1/2" (16) 1/4" x 2 1/2" 7,260 9,450 9,450 6,245 7,200 7,200
5 1/8 MGU5.25-SDS 10 5 1/4 9 1/4 30 4 1/2 8 5/8 4 (24) 1/4" x 2 1/2" (16) 1/4" x 2 1/2" 7,260 9,450 9,450 6,245 7,200 7,200
5 1/4 MGU5.50-SDS 10 5 1/2 9 1/4 30 4 1/2 8 5/8 4 (24) 1/4" x 2 1/2" (16) 1/4" x 2 1/2" 7,260 9,450 9,450 6,245 7,200 7,200
5 1/2 MGU5.62-SDS 10 5 5/8 9 1/4 30 4 1/2 8 5/8 4 (24) 1/4" x 2 1/2" (16) 1/4" x 2 1/2" 7,260 9,450 9,450 6,245 7,200 7,200
6 3/4 MGU7.00-SDS 10 7 9 1/4 30 4 1/2 8 5/8 4 (24) 1/4" x 2 1/2" (16) 1/4" x 2 1/2" 7,260 9,450 9,450 6,245 7,200 7,200
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Header height shall be greater than or equal to flange height (ha).
  3. SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Code Reports & Compliance

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