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LUS/MUS/HUS/HHUS/HGUS Face-Mount Joist Hangers

LUS/MUS/HUS/HHUS/HGUS

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The double-shear hanger series, ranging from the light-capacity LUS hangers to the highest-capacity HGUS hangers, feature innovative double-shear nailing that distributes the load through two points on each joist nail for greater strength. This allows for fewer nails, faster installation and the use of all common nails for the same connection.

For medium-load truss applications, the MUS offers a lower-cost alternative and easier installation than the HUS or THA hangers, while providing greater load capacity and bearing than the LUS.

Material

  • See tables

Finish

  • Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel or ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Nails must be driven at an angle through the joist or truss into the header to achieve the table loads
  • Not designed for welded or nailer applications

Options

  • LUS and MUS hangers cannot be modified
  • Concealed flanges are not available for HGUS and HHUS
  • Other sizes available; consult your Simpson Strong-Tie representative

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Product Information Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

    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.

LUS/MUS/HUS/HHUS/HGUS Product Table
  1. See table below for allowable loads.

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

    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.

LUS/MUS/HUS/HHUS/HGUS Load Table
  1. For dimensions and fastener information, see table above. See table footnotes here.
LUS/MUS/HUS/HHUS/HGUS Load Table
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Wind (160) is a download rating.
  3. Minimum heel height shown is required to achieve full table loads. For less than minimum heel height, see technical bulletin T-C-REDHEEL.
  4. Truss chord cross-grain tension may limit allowable loads in accordance with ANSI/TPI 1-2014. Simpson Strong-Tie® Connector Selector® software includes the evaluation of cross-grain tension in its hanger allowable loads. For additional information, contact Simpson Strong-Tie.
  5. Loads shown are based on a two-ply 2x carrying member minimum for nailed hangers. With 3x carrying members, use 0.162" x 2 1/2" nails in the header and 0.162" x 3 1/2" in the joist, with no load reduction. With single 2x carrying members, use 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails in the header and 0.148" x 3" in the joist, and reduce the load to 0.64 of the table value.
  6. 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.

HHUS — Sloped and/or Skewed Seat

  • HHUS hangers can be skewed to a maximum of 45° and/or sloped to a maximum of 45°
  • For skew only, maximum allowable download is 0.85 of the table load
  • For sloped only or sloped and skewed hangers, the maximum allowable download is 0.65 of the table load
  • Uplift loads for sloped/skewed conditions are 0.72 of the table load, not to exceed 2,475 lb.
  • The joist must be bevel-cut to allow for double shear nailing

HGUS — Skewed Seat

  • HGUS hangers can be skewed only to a maximum of 45°. Allowable loads are:
    HGUS Seat Width Joist Down Load Uplift
    W < 2" Square cut 0.62 of table load 0.46 of table load
    W < 2" Bevel cut 0.72 of table load 0.46 of table load
    2" < W < 6" Bevel cut 0.85 of table load 0.41 of table load
    2" < W < 6" Square cut 0.46 of table load 0.41 of table load
    W > 6" Bevel cut 0.85 of table load 0.41 of table load
Top View HHUS Hanger Skewed Right
Top View HHUS Hanger
Skewed Right
(joist must be bevel cut)
All joist nails installed on the outside angle (non-acute side).

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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