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VPA Variable-Pitch Connector

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 and LSSJ. This connector eliminates the need for notched rafters, beveled top plates and toe nailing.


  • 18 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Joist Width (in.) Ga. W (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
VPA2 1 1/2 18 1 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
VPA2.06 2 18 2 1/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
VPA2.1 2 1/16 18 2 1/8 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
VPA25 1 3/4 18 1 13/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
VPA3 2 1/2 18 2 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
VPA35 2 1/4 18 2 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
VPA4 3 1/2 18 3 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

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.
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.

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