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VPA Variable-Pitch Connector

VPA

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Misc. Connectors for Engineered Wood

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The VPA may be sloped in the field, offering a versatile solution for attaching rafters to the top plate. It will adjust to accommodate slopes between 3:12 and 12:12, making it a complement to the versatile LSSR. This connector eliminates the need for notched rafters, beveled top plates and toe nailing.

Material

  • 18 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

Related Literature

Load Tables

VPA Variable-Pitch Connector Load Table
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Loads may not be increased for duration of load.
  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.
VPA25
VPA25
VPA Installation Sequence — Step 1
Step 1
Install top nails and face PAN nails in "A" flange to outside wall top plate.
VPA Installation Sequence — Step 2
Step 2
Seat rafter with a hammer, adjusting "B" flange to the required pitch.
VPA Installation Sequence — Step 3
Step 3
Install "B" flange nails in the obround nail holes, locking the pitch.
VPA Installation Sequence — Step 4
Step 4
Bend tab with hammer and install 0.148" x 1 1/2" nail into tab nail hole. Hammer nail in at an approximate 45° angle to limit splitting.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
VPA2 ESR-2551 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10447
VPA2.06No evaluation report listing.
VPA2.1No evaluation report listing.
VPA25 ESR-2551 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10447
VPA3 ESR-2551 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10447
VPA35 ESR-2551 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10447
VPA4 ESR-2551 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10447

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

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
VPA2
VPA2 Front View
DWG DXF
VPA2 Right View
DWG DXF
VPA2 Top View
DWG DXF
VPA2 Installed Perspective View - I Joist
DWG DXF
VPA2 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
VPA2 Installed Perspective View - VPA2 Installation 4 I joist
DWG DXF
VPA2.06None None
VPA2.1
VPA2.1 Front View
DWG DXF
VPA2.1 Right View
DWG DXF
VPA2.1 Top View
DWG DXF
None
VPA25
VPA25 Front View
DWG DXF
VPA25 Right View
DWG DXF
VPA25 Top View
DWG DXF
None
VPA3
VPA3 Front View
DWG DXF
VPA3 Right View
DWG DXF
VPA3 Top View
DWG DXF
None
VPA35
VPA35 Front View
DWG DXF
VPA35 Right View
DWG DXF
VPA35 Top View
DWG DXF
None
VPA4
VPA4 Front View
DWG DXF
VPA4 Right View
DWG DXF
VPA4 Top View
DWG DXF
None