VGT Variable-Pitch Girder Tiedown
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The VGT is a girder tiedown for moderate- to high-load applications with girder trusses. This variable tiedown is designed for installation on the side of a truss, and it attaches with Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. The VGT can be bolted down into place in combination with a holdown or bolted directly to the foundation.
- Suitable for retrofit applications
- Available with one flange concealed for attachment to trusses with no tail
- Load rated to resist high-wind forces
- 7 gauge
- Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws included
- The product can be installed in a single application or in pairs to achieve a higher uplift capacity
- Can be installed on roof pitches up to 8/12 or on a bottom chord designed to transfer the load
- Screw holes are configured to allow for double installation on a two-ply (minimum) truss
- When installing on trusses with no overhangs, specify VGTR/L
- Install washer component (provided) so top of washer is horizontal and parallel with top plate of wall
- US Patent 7,707,785
- Cold-Formed Steel Connectors Technical and Installation Notes
- Wood Construction Connectors Technical and Installation Notes
- General Notes for Cold-Formed Steel
- General Notes for Wood Construction Connectors
Product Information Table
|Model No.||Ga.||W (in.)||H (in.)||CL (in.)||Coating/Material||Product Includes||Packaging Qty.|
|VGT||7||8 1/2||4 1/4||1 7/8||Zinc Galvanized, G90||(16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws and (1) predeflected crescent washer||1|
|VGTL||7||8 1/2||4 1/4||1 7/8||Zinc Galvanized, G90||(16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws and (1) predeflected crescent washer||1|
|VGTR||7||8 1/2||4 1/4||1 7/8||Zinc Galvanized, G90||(16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws and (1) predeflected crescent washer||1|
These products are available with additional corrosion protection.
- See Straps and Ties General Notes.
- Girder tiedowns installed on the outside of the wall require a 3 1/2" overhang to achieve table loads.
- Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws may be installed through metal truss plates as approved by the truss designer, provided the requirements of ANSI/TPI 1-2014, Sections 18.104.22.168 and 8.9.2 are met (predrilling required through the plate using a 5/32" bit maximum).
- The allowable uplift load listed is for the girder tiedown and anchor rods only. The allowable uplift of the holdown or other anchorage must be checked.
- Fasteners: SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
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