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HCSTR Hinge Connector Strap


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Use hinge connector straps for retrofit applications to strap horizontal wood members together where a hinge connector interferes.

All bolt holes shall be 1/32" (minimum) and 1/16" (maximum) larger than the bolt diameter (2015 NDS


  • HCSTR2, HCSTR3 — 7 gauge; HCSTR4 — 3 gauge


  • HCSTR4 — Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint; all others — galvanized


  • Contact Simpson Strong-Tie for longer lengths. For use with Simpson Strong-Tie hinge connectors.

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Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

  1. Allowable loads are for straps used in pairs and include a 60% increase for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Allowable loads assume a carrying member of 5 1/8" minimum thickness with bolts in double-shear.
  3. Designed for HC style hinge connectors; Contact Simpson Strong-Tie for lengths for HCA and HC3A (only) style hinge connectors.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
HCSTRSee specific model numbers for code listings.
HCSTR2No evaluation report listing.
HCSTR3No evaluation report listing.
HCSTR4No evaluation report listing.


Part Orthographic Perspective
HCSTRNone None
HCSTR2None None
HCSTR3None None
HCSTR4 Installed Perspective View