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VGT Variable-Pitch Girder Tiedown

VGT

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Girder Tiedowns for Plated Truss

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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.

Key Features

  • Suitable for retrofit applications
  • Available with one flange concealed for attachment to trusses with no tail
  • Load rated to resist high-wind forces

Material

  • 7 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • 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

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
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

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.

  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. Girder tiedowns installed on the outside of the wall require a 3 1/2" overhang to achieve table loads.
  3. 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 7.5.3.4 and 8.9.2 are met (predrilling required through the plate using a 5/32" bit maximum).
  4. Fasteners: SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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