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PCT Purlin Cross Tie


This product has been discontinued. Please see the HDU or HDB/HD as replacements.

Designed using a section that works in both tension and compression.


  • 1 1/2" square tube steel ASTM A500 Grade B


  • Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint


  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • PCT18 and 23 are sized to span a maximum hanger seat depth ("B" dimension) of 4".
  • PCT27 and 38 are sized to span a maximum hanger seat depth ("B" dimension) of 6".
  • Tube section helps with drilling alignment, through the purlin.
  • Offset angle to allow drilling access through glulam.
  • 2 1/2" or a 2 9/16" diameter hole required for the PCT to pass through the carrying member.
  • Install in pairs.


Contact Simpson Strong-Tie for other lengths.

Related Literature

Load Tables

  1. Allowable loads have been increased 60% for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Install in pairs.
  3. Minimum bolt length is (Purlin width + 3" (PCT) + 1" (nut)).
  4. Bolt value assume minimum 10 1/2" deep purlin.
  5. Engineer of Record is responsible for evaluating the glulam.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
PCTSee specific model numbers for code listings.
PCT18 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
PCT23 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
PCT27 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
PCT38 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719

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


Part Orthographic Perspective
PCT View 1
PCT View 2
PCT18None None
PCT23None None
PCT27None None
PCT38None None