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LJS Double-Shear Joist Hanger


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This product is only available in Canada

The LJS is a common face-mount truss hanger designed for quick installation. This double-shear joist hanger features dome-shaped nail holes that guide nails into the proper installation angle. This design requires only common nails for all connections.

Key Features

  • Requires fewer nails providing a fast installation process
  • Our patented double-shear nailing distributes the load through two points on each joist nail for greater strength
  • These hangers cannot be modified but will accommodate a skew of up to 5°


  • 18 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • 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 tabulated resistances
  • Where 16d commons are specified, 10d commons may be used at 0.83 of the tabulated factored resistance
  • Not designed for welded or nailer applications
  • With single-ply 2x carrying members, use 10d x 1 1/2" nails into the header and 10d commons into the joist, and reduce the resistance to 0.64 of the table value where 16d nails are specified


  • LJS hangers cannot be modified

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Load Tables

  1. Factored uplift resistances have been increased 15% for wind or earthquake loading; no further increase is allowed.
  2. Designer must ensure that hanger is compatible with truss when reduced heel height is used.
  3. de is the distance from the bearing seat to the top joist nail.
  4. Resistances shown require a minimum 2-ply girder truss. For fastening to single-ply truss, see technical bulletin T-C-N10TRSSCN above and/or see installation notes.
  5. Nails: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

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