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WP Welded Purlin Hanger


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Joist Framing Connectors

This product's information may differ depending on the category of use. You are currently viewing details related to Joist Framing Connectors. You can also view product information related to the categories of: Top-Flange Hangers for Solid Sawn Lumber, Top-Flange Hangers for Plated Truss, Top-Flange Hangers for Engineered Wood

The WP is designed to support joists on purlins or beams in cold-formed steel applications. This top-flange hanger offers exceptional flexibility and versatility with the ability to be skewed up to 84° and/or sloped to a maximum of 45°. The WP is an economical choice with a low installed cost requiring only (1) #10 screw for attachment to the joist and a weld to the header.

Key Features

  • Features a solid, one-piece top flange that provides extra stability in panelized roof applications


  • Stirrup — 97 mil (12 ga.)


  • Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint. Some models available hot-dip galvanized; specify HDG. See Corrosion Information.


  • Hangers may be welded to steel headers with 3/16" and 1 1/2" fillet welds located at each end of the top flange


  • W and H dimensions are modifiable

Sloped and/or Skewed Seat:

  • May be skewed to a maximum of 84° and/or sloped to a maximum of 45°.
  • For slope only, skew only, or slope and skew combinations, the allowable load is 100% of the table load.
  • Specify the slope up or down in degrees from the horizontal plane and/or the skew right or left in degrees from the perpendicular vertical plane. Specify whether low side, high side or center of joist will be flush with the top of the header.

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Load Tables

  1. For hanger heights exceeding the joist height, the allowable load is 0.50 of the table value.
  2. The designer shall ensure that the joist member adequately transfers load to the hanger.
  3. Not all combinations of W, H, and B dimensions are available. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie.
  4. See Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.

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