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S/JCT and S/HJCT Steel-Joist Hangers


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The S/JCT and S/HJCT are unique, skewable steel-joist framing connectors that combine strength, versatility and low installed cost. The connectors can be used with CFS headers, wood headers, steel I-beams (with welds or PAF fasteners) and masonry walls. Installed cost is minimized since these products are shear rather than bearing connectors, eliminating the need for web stiffeners. The connectors also feature horizontal tabs that facilitate top-flange alignment and joist support during screw installation.

Key Features

  • Uni-directional: Joist can be attached from left or right
  • One size fits joists 8" through 14" deep
  • Optional holes for additional load capacity
  • Simplicity of design
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Field-skewable up to 45° left or right


  • S/JCT — 68 mil (14 ga.); S/HJCT — 97 mil (12 ga.)


  • Galvanized


  • Attach hanger with specified fasteners. Use round holes for minimum load; use round and triangle holes for maximum load.
  • May be used for weld-on applications. The minimum required weld to the top flange is 1/8" x 2 1/2" fillet weld to each side of top flange. Consult the code for special considerations when welding galvanized steel.
  • May be installed using PDPAT-62KP (0.157" x 5/8") powder-actuated fasteners. SteeI headers with thicknesses between 1/4" and 3/4" having a minimum Fy = 36 ksi. A Red (level 5) or Purple (level 6) powder load may be required to achieve specified penetration (p). See installation illustration in the image gallery.

Ordering Information

  • The S/JCT is sold in cartons of 50. The S/HJCT is sold in kits as the S/HJCT-KT and contains five (5) connectors and (95) #14 screws.

Related Literature

Load Tables

  1. Allowable loads are based on on a minimum of single 54 mil (16 ga.) CFS joist member. CFS joist shall be laterally braced per Designer specification.
  2. Allowable loads for wood header are based on 4x DF/SP minimum, for SPF/HF wood species use an adjustment factor of 0.72.
  3. CFS header must be braced to prevent web buckling per Designer specification and header must have full bearing of 1 5/8" flange-depth.
  4. Backing in the steel beam cavity is not required behind the hanger for load listed.
  5. Screws shall be installed using joist hanger holes screwing through the hanger into the joist.
  6. CFS joists with up to a 0.50" gap (short cut), use an adjustment factor of 0.87 and joists with a 0.50" to 0.90" gap (short cut), use an adjustment factor of 0.75.
  7. See more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
  8. See installation illustrations for more information.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
S/HJCT ER-102 ER-124 RR25489 FL13872
S/JCT ER-102 ER-124 RR25489 FL13872


Part Orthographic Perspective
S/HJCT Front View
S/HJCT Top View
S/HJCT Installed Perspective View
S/JCT Front View
S/JCT Right View
S/JCT Top View