The A34 is a framing angle designed for making a variety of connections. The angle is secured with nails or SD screws and features a speed prong to temporarily hold the connector in place during fastening. The economical A34 provides easy and fast installation.
Load rated for wind and seismic forces
Suitable for both new and retrofit applications
Galvanized, stainless steel or ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information
Allowable loads are for one angle. When angles are installed on each side of the joist, the minimum joist thickness is 3".
Some illustrations show connections that could cause cross-grain tension or bending of the wood during loading if not reinforced sufficiently. In this case, mechanical reinforcement should be considered.
Connectors are required on both sides to achieve F2 loads in both directions.
A34 installed with 0.131" x 1 1/2" nails onto 1 1/4" LSL material will achieve 0.90 of the listed F1 and F2 loads.
Some load values for the stainless-steel connectors shown here are lower than those for the carbon-steel versions. Ongoing test programs have shown this also to be the case with other stainless-steel connectors in the product line that are installed with nails. Visit General Corrosion Risks for updated information. Reference Load Values with Stainless Steel Nails table below.
The allowable loads of stainless-steel connectors match carbon-steel connectors when installed with stainless-steel Strong-Drive® SCNR Ring-Shank Connector nails. For more information, refer to engineering letter L-F-SSNAILS.