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PF/PFB/PFDB Post Frame Top-Flange Hangers


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The PF series hangers have been designed to accommodate collated 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails as well as 0.148" x 3" nails. The PFB and PFDB have dome-shaped joist nail holes that guide nails into the proper installation angle. The design also features a folded seat that raises the 2x joist very slightly above the seat radius to enable a tighter connection to the back of the hanger. For saddle hangers, PFDB and PFDSB are for solid sawn lumber carrying members, and PFDL is for LVL carrying members.

Key Features

  • Installation prongs make setting the hanger quick and easy
  • Sizes are available for 2x8 joists


  • 20 gauge


  • Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • 0.148" x 3" purlin nails must be driven at an angle through the purlin into the header. Combine with top nails to achieve table loads.
  • 0.148" x 1 1/2" purlin nails must be driven at an angle into the purlin but do not penetrate into the header. Combine with back face fasteners and top nails to achieve table loads.

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Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

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

PF/PFB/PFDB Load Table
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  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.

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