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TB/LTB Bridging

TB/LTB

TB and LTB bridging are a cost effective way to provide bracing between floor joists when compared with field fabricated blocking and clip angles with multiple fasteners.

TB – Tension-type bridging with maximum fastener flexibility. Use two #10 screws of the seven screw holes at each end.

LTB – Staggered fastener pattern accommodates 6" to 12" web height. Use two #10 Screw of the holes at each end.

Material

  • LTB — 27 mil (22 ga.); TB — 33 mil (20 ga.)

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use (2) #10 screws at each end.
  • The LTB can be utlized with 3 5/8", 6", 8", and 10" studs at 16" o.c.
  • LTB works only in tension, so must be used in cross pairs.
  • Install briding tightly, loose installation may allow stud movement.

Related Literature

Product Information Tables

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
LTBSee specific model numbers for code listings.
LTB20 ESR-2608 ESR-2523 RR25725 FL10864
TBSee specific model numbers for code listings.
TB20 ESR-2608 ESR-2523 RR25725 FL10864
TB27 ESR-2608 ESR-2523 RR25725 FL10864
TB36 ESR-2608 ESR-2523 RR25725 FL10864

ESR-2523 is an Index of many of Simpson Strong-Tie Stamped and Welded Cold-formed Steel Products for Wood or Cold-formed Steel Construction

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
LTBNone None
LTB20
LTB20
DWGDXF
LTB20 front view
DWG DXF
LTB20 top view
DWG DXF
None
TBNone None
TB20None None
TB27
TB27
DWGDXF
TB27 front view
DWG DXF
TB27 right view
DWG DXF
TB27 CFS
DWG DXF
TB27
DWG DXF
TB36
TB36
DWGDXF
TB36 front view
DWG DXF
TB36 right view
DWG DXF
None