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S/JCT Steel-Joist Hanger


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The S/JCT is a skewable steel-joist framing connector that combines strength, versatility and reduced installed cost. The hanger can be used with CFS headers, wood headers, steel I-beams (with welds or PAT fasteners) and masonry walls. Installed cost is minimized since these products are designed for shear loads rather than bearing, eliminating the need for web stiffeners. Framing is unidirectional and the joist can be attached from either the left or the right side.

Key Features

  • Min./max. fill hole options for load capacity options
  • Field skewable up to 45° left or right
  • Horizontal tabs facilitate top-flange alignment and joist support during screw installation
  • One size fits joists 8" through 14"


  • 68 mil (14 ga.)


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • 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. Steel 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).

Ordering Information

  • The S/JCT is sold in cartons of 50.

Related Literature

Load Tables

Model No. Fasteners7 Allowable Load1
Top Face Joist Uplift Down
Attached to CFS Header: 54 mil (16ga.)3 — Straight Hanger
S/JCT (min.) (1) #10 (2) #10 (4) #10 940 1,195
S/JCT (max.) (1) #10 (4) #10 (6) #10 1,435 2,105
Attached to CFS Header: 54 mil (16ga.)3 — Skewed Hanger
S/JCT (min.) (1) #10 (2) #10 (4) #10 940 1,135
S/JCT (max.) (1) #10 (4) #10 (6) #10 940 1,185
Attached to Steel Header4 — Straight & Skewed Hanger
S/JCT (min.) 1/8" x 2 1/2" fillet weld to each side of top flange (4) #10 145 940
S/JCT (min.) (2) 0.157" x 5/8" powder-actuated fastener (4) #10 145 750
Model No. Fasteners7 Allowable Load1,2
Top Face Joist Uplift (160) Down (100)
Attached to 4x DF/SP Wood Header — Straight Hanger
  1. Allowable loads are based on on a minimum of singl 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 Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
  8. See installation images in the image gallery for more information.
S/JCT (min.) (1) 10d (2) 10d (4) #10 555 945
S/JCT (max.) (1) 10d (4) 10d (6) #10 945 1,465
Attached to 4x DF/SP Wood Header — Skewed Hanger
S/JCT (min.) (1) 10d (2) 10d (4) #10 390 845
S/JCT (min.) (1) 10d (4) 10d (6) #10 775 1,300

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