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HGT Heavy Girder Tiedown


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Girder Tiedowns for Masonry

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The HGT is a connector designed for high-load masonry applications that are typically installed prior to roof sheathing. This heavy girder tiedown allows flexible installation and can straddle the heel while anchoring on both sides of the truss. The HGT is suitable for trusses with top chord slopes up to 8/12.

Key Features

  • Crescent washers supplied to allow for adjustability during installation
  • Load rated to resist high-wind forces


  • 7 gauge


  • Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • When the HGT-3 is used with a two-ply girder or beam, shimming is required and must be fastened to act as one unit
  • Attach to grouted concrete block with a minimum one #5 rebar horizontal in the top lintel block

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Description Ga. W (in.) H (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
HGT-2 2-ply width 7 3 5/16 3 5/8 Simpson Strong-Tie Gray Paint 1
HGT-3 3-ply width 7 4 5/16 3 5/8 Simpson Strong-Tie Gray Paint 1
HGT-4 4-ply width 7 6 9/16 3 5/8 Simpson Strong-Tie Gray Paint 1

Load Tables

Model No. W
O.C. Dimension Between Anchors (in.) Fasteners (in.) Allowable Uplift Loads
Girder Concrete and GFCMU Anchor DF/SP (160) SPF/HF (160)
  1. Attached members must be designed to resist applied loads.
  2. Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'c = 2,500 psi.
  3. Grout-filled CMU (GFCMU) shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'm = 1,500 psi.
  4. To achieve the loads listed for the HGT, install SET-XP® anchoring adhesive anchorage into a 8"-wide concrete tie-beam or grouted and reinforced CMU bond beam with a minimum embedment depth of 12". Vertical reinforcement may be required to transfer the loads per designer. Alternate anchorage may be determined by designer.
  5. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  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.
HGT-2 3 5/16 5 3/4 (16) 0.148 x 3 (2) 3/4 10,345 6,485
HGT-3 4 15/16 7 3/8 (16) 0.148 x 3 (2) 3/4 10,440 9,035
HGT-4 6 9/16 9 (16) 0.148 x 3 (2) 3/4 11,395 9,250

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