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HCP Hip Corner Plate

Hip Connectors

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The HCP connects a rafter or joist to double top plates at a 45° angle.


  • 18 gauge


  • HCP2 — galvanized or ZMAX® coating; HCP4Z — ZMAX coating


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Attach HCP to double top plates.
  • Birdsmouth not required for table uplift loads but may be required for download.
  • Install rafter and complete nailing. Rafter may be sloped to 45°.

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Member Size Ga. H (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
HCP1.81 1 3/4 in. 18 2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
HCP2 2x 18 2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
HCP2Z 2x 18 2 ZMAX® 1
HCP4Z 4x 18 6 5/8 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

  These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

HCP Load Table
Typical HCP Installation
Typical HCP Installation
  1. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. The HCP can be installed on the inside and the outside of the wall with a flat bottom chord truss and achieve twice the allowable load.
  3. 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.

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