HRC Hip-Ridge Face-Mount Connector
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HRC is a field slopeable connector that attaches hip roof beams to the end of a ridge beam. The HRC may be sloped downward a maximum of 45°.
- 16 gauge
- Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
- On end of ridge — use optional diamond holes to secure the HRC. Bend face flanges back flush with ridge, and complete nailing.
- On face of ridge — adjust to correct height and install nails.
- Double bevel-cut hip members to achieve full bearing capacity.
- The HRC may be sloped to 45° with no reduction in loads.
- Wood Construction Connectors Technical and Installation Notes
- General Notes
- For complementary top-plate connection, see HCP Hip Corner Plates
HRC Allowable Loads
- Allowable loads shown are for each hip. Total load carried by the connector is double this number.
- Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
- Roof loads are 125% of floor loads unless limited by other criteria. Floor loads may be adjusted for load durations according to the code provided they do not exceed those in the roof column.
- 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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