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PSPN Protecting Shield Plate


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PSPN58 and PSPN516 protecting shield plate fastener stoppers meet IRC, IBC and the International Plumbing Code. PSPN516 meets the code plumbing protection requirements as well as having additional fasteners if the Designer chooses to use it as a track splice strap.


  • 54 mil (16 ga.)


  • Galvanized. Available with ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.


  • Flatten prongs with hammer as needed
  • Use #10 screws


PSPN516 at top plates

  • International Residential Code® — 2006/2009/2012 P2603.2.1
  • International Plumbing Code — 2006/2009/2012 305.8

PSPN516 at bottom plate

  • International Plumbing Code — 2006/2009/2012 305.8

PSPN58 at top plates and bottom plate

  • International Plumbing Code — 2006/2009/2012 305.8

Note that the IBC section 2308.9.8 and the IRC section 602.6.1 require a 54 mil (16 ga.) strap with (6)16d nails and (8)16d nails respectively each side at a hole or notch in a wood top, sill or sole plate. The Designer or local building jurisdiction may permit an equivalent fastener strength (e.g., screws in lieu of nails) to be used for the same condition in a CFS top or bottom track.

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    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. #10 self-tapping screws may be used to attach PSPN to CFS framing with quantity determined by Designer.
  2. PSPN516 with (6) #10 self-tapping screws each side achieves an allowable shear capacity of 1,060 lb. and 1,580 lb. to 33 mil (20 ga.) track and to 43 mil (18 ga.) track, respectively.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
PSPN516Prescriptive code: Products which meet prescriptive code requirements.
PSPN58Prescriptive code: Products which meet prescriptive code requirements.


Part Orthographic Perspective
S/PSPNNone None
S/PSPN516None None
S/PSPN58None None