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CBH Concealed Beam Hanger

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Computer modeling and CNC manufacturing enables glulam to be delivered to the jobsite in precise lengths and with preinstalled concealed hangers. The CBH concealed beam hanger is specifically designed for such applications, and is installed with readily available Simpson Strong-Tie® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. The CBH has been tested for inter-story drift and has achieved 1-hr and 2-hr fire resistance ratings according to ASTM E119.

Key Features

  • Concealed for architectural aesthetics and fire-rated performance
  • Multiple router options to suit jobsite needs
  • +/- 1/32" beam length tolerance on each end enables easier installation
  • 1-hr and 2-hr fire resistance ratings per ASTM E119 (see L-C-CBHCHAR)
  • Inter-story drift performance tested to over 2% (see L-C-CBHDRIFT)
  • Code-listed per ICC-ESR-2552

Material

  • 3 ga.

Finish

  • Electro-galvanized. May be ordered as HDG; contact Simpson Strong-Tie.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes. Do not overdrive SDS screws during fasteners installation. Predrilling lead holes for the SDS screws is recommended if wood members tend to split or if driving the SDS fasteners properly at 90 degrees to the face of the wood member is difficult due to wood grain resistance. Lead holes for the SDS screws shall be 5/32” diameter.
  • Rout carried and/or carrying member according to application needs. The minimum recommended rout width and length is 1/16’’ larger than the tabulated part dimensions (see C-C-MASSTIMBER for connector dimensions). The recommended corner radius is 1/4”. The back plates must seat flush against the surfaces to which they are being fastened. For installation clearance, an additional 1/8” deep rout allowing for the CBH stud head is recommended in the supporting beam/column face (see figures).
  • A 1/8” minimum to 1/4” maximum gap is recommended between the carried and carrying members to prevent wood-wood binding during field assembly. Project specific fire sealant is required at the CBH connection location when considering fire resistance at the CBH connection. See L-C-CBHCHAR for additional information. Gaps larger than 1/4” may further improve ease of installation but must be approved by the engineer of record when considering fire resistance.
  • Note that the tolerances for glulam finished dimensions provided within CSA 0122 for Canada, and ANSI 117 for the United States, may not provide adequate squareness and depth consistency required to ensure problem-free field installation. To achieve a problem free installation, glulam producers are advising that both beam and column members should be designed with a 1/4” (6mm) undersize in depth and 1/8” (3 mm) in width (eg: 5 1/8”x12” beam becomes 5”x11 3/4”), so that more aggressive planing can be used to achieve the desired squareness and depth tolerances needed for this hanger. In addition, it is suggested to avoid cambered beams with this hanger, and instead design deeper or wider beams to control deflection.

Options

  • Connection has been load-rated for two different screw lengths in the carrying member
  • Joist can be connected to carrying members made of wood, steel, concrete, or grout-filled CMU (see related engineering letters)
  • Multiple connectors can be used on a single joist end for increased connection capacity

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Ga. W (in.) H (in.) Coating/Material Applications Product Includes Packaging Qty.
Footnotes
  1. Two backplates make up one connection
CBH2.37X5.5B-KT 3 2 3/8 5 1/2 Electro-Galvanized Joist to beam (2) backplates, (13) SDS25300 screws and (13) SDS25600 screws 1
CBH2.37X5.5C-KT 3 2 3/8 5 1/2 Electro-Galvanized Joist to column (2) backplates and (26) SDS25600 screws 1
CBH2.37X5.5H-KT 3 2 3/8 5 1/2 Hot-Dip Galvanized Joist to beam or joist to column (2) backplates (screws not included) 1
CBH2.37X5.5-R10 3 2 3/8 5 1/2 Electro-Galvanized Joist to beam or joist to column (20) backplates (screws not included) 10
CBH2.37X7.63B-KT 3 2 3/8 7 5/8 Electro-Galvanized Joist to beam (2) backplates, (18) SDS25300 screws and (18) SDS25600 screws 1
CBH2.37X7.63C-KT 3 2 3/8 7 5/8 Electro-Galvanized Joist to column (2) backplates and (36) SDS25600 screws 1
CBH2.37X7.63H-KT 3 2 3/8 7 5/8 Hot-Dip Galvanized Joist to beam or joist to column (2) backplates (screws not included) 1
CBH2.37X7.63-R10 3 2 3/8 7 5/8 Electro-Galvanized Joist to beam or joist to column (20) backplates (screws not included) 10
CBH2.37X9.75B-KT 3 2 3/8 9 3/4 Electro-Galvanized Joist to beam (2) backplates, (23) SDS25300 screws and (23) SDS25600 screws 1
CBH2.37X9.75C-KT 3 2 3/8 9 3/4 Electro-Galvanized Joist to column (2) backplates and (46) SDS25600 screws 1
CBH2.37X9.75H-KT 3 2 3/8 9 3/4 Hot-Dip Galvanized Joist to beam or joist to column (2) backplates (screws not included) 1
CBH2.37X9.75-R10 3 2 3/8 9 3/4 Electro-Galvanized Joist to beam or joist to column (20) backplates (screws not included) 10

Load Tables

Table 1 — CBH Joist to Beam Allowable Loads

Table 1 — CBH Joist to Beam Allowable Loads

See footnotes below.

Table 2 — CBH Joist to Column Allowable Loads

Table 2 — CBH Joist to Column Allowable Loads
  1. Member sizes based on minimum fastener edge distances will achieve tabulated allowable download, but do not consider required char edge distances for desired fire ratings. See L-C-CBHCHAR for minimum recommended timber cover to achieve desired fire resistance ratings.
  2. Use Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDWC15600 (6" length) to achieve table uplift capacities.
    Tabulated loads are for a single fastener. Use multiple screws for additional uplift.
  3. Mimimum SDS edge distance 1 1/2".

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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