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HCP Hip Corner Plate


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Misc. Connectors for Engineered Wood

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The HCP connects a rafter or joist to double top plates at a 45° angle.


  • 18 gauge


  • HCP2 — galvanized or ZMAX® coating; HCP4Z — ZMAX coating


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Attach HCP to double top plates.
  • Birdsmouth not required for table uplift loads but may be required for download.
  • Install rafter and complete nailing. Rafter may be sloped to 45°.

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Load Tables

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HCP Load Table
Typical HCP Installation
Typical HCP Installation
  1. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. The HCP can be installed on the inside and the outside of the wall with a flat bottom chord truss and achieve twice the load capacity.
  3. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

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