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SS Stud Shoes

The SS is designed to reinforce notched, vertical studs in construction. This stud shoe is used to strengthen a wall stud that has a large hole drilled through it, typically to accommodate a plumbing waste line. The SS installs over the outside diameter of the pipe and is used as part of a total member replacement in structural applications.

Key Features

  • Installs over pipe up to 2 3/8" outside diameter
  • Code listed for both building and plumbing codes
  • Made from durable galvanized steel to resist corrosion for lasting use
  • Reinforces studs which have been drilled or notched during construction
  • Designed to resist compression loads only


  • 16 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
SS1.5 16 1 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SS1.5-R 16 1 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SS2.5 16 2 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SS3 16 3 1/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SS4.5 16 4 9/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

    Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

HSS/SS Stud Shoes Load Table
  1. Roof loads are 125% of floor loads unless limited by other criteria. Floor loads may be adjusted for load durations according to the code provided they do not exceed those in the roof column.
  2. 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.

Code Reports & Compliance