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LGT Light Girder Tiedown

Girder Tiedowns for Masonry

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The LGT is a connector designed to resist light to moderate uplift loads of multi-ply trusses. This light girder tiedown provides a low-profile connection to the masonry wall for easy installation of drywall. The LGT connector also provides exceptional bearing enhancement for heavy download applications.

Key Features

  • Suitable for retrofit applications
  • Embossments that add stiffness in crucial areas for improved performance
  • Simple to install and can be installed on the inside or outside of the wall
  • Load rated to resist high-wind forces


  • LGT2 — 14 gauge; LGT3/LGT4 — 12 gauge


  • Galvanized (G90). Some models availabale in HDG; see Corrosion Information.


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Connectors attached using Titen Turbo™ screws shall have hex heads
  • To achieve the loads listed in the table below, the product shall be attached to a grouted and reinforced block wall or a reinforced concrete wall designed by others to transfer the high concentrated uplift loads to the foundation
  • Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws included with LGT3 and LGT4
  • LGT3-SDS2.5 — the four large hexagon holes are intended for GFCMU and concrete applications
  • Products shall be installed such that Titen Turbo screws and non-stainless Titen HD® anchors are not exposed to the exterior environment

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Description Ga. W (in.) H (in.) Coating/Material Product Includes Packaging Qty.
LGT2 2-ply width 14 7 1/4 13 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 - 1
LGT2HDG 2-ply width 14 7 1/4 13 1/2 Hot-Dip Galvanized - 1
LGT3-SDS2.5 3-ply width 12 10 14 13/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 (12) 1/4 in. x 2-1/2 in. Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws 1
LGT4-SDS3 4-ply width 12 12 5/8 15 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 (16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws 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.

Model No. Qty. No. of Plies Fasteners (in.) Allowable Uplift Load (160)
Girder Concrete and GFCMU DF/SP SPF/HF
LGT2 1 2 ply (16) 0.148 x 3 1/4 (7) 1/4 x 2 1/4 Titen Turbo5 2,030 1,750
LGT3-SDS2.5 1 3 ply (12) 1/4 x 2 1/2 SDS (4) 3/8 x 5 Titen HD 3,285 2,365
LGT4-SDS3 1 4 ply (16) 1/4 x 3 SDS (4) 3/8 x 5 Titen HD 3,285 2,365
  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  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. LGT2 — F1 load = 700 lb.; F2 load = 170 lb.; LGT3 — F1 load = 795 lb.; F2 load = 385 lb.; LGT4 — F1 load = 2,000 lb.; F2 load = 675 lb.
  5. For concrete wall applications, use 1/4" x 1 3/4" Titen Turbo screws.
  6. 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 and 8.9.2 are met (predrilling required through the plate using a 5/32" bit maximum).
  7. See Titen Turbo screw information.
  8. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors. Titen Turbo screws are Simpson Strong-Tie concrete and masonry screws (hex-head model required).

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