Wood Construction Connectors Fastening Identification Guide/Hole Types
These hole types are used on various Simpson Strong-Tie connectors.
Purpose: to fasten a connector.
Fill Requirements: always fill, unless noted otherwise.
Purpose: to make fastening a connector in a tight location easier.
Fill Requirements: always fill.
Purpose: to fasten a connector to concrete or masonry.
Fill Requirements: always fill when fastening a connector to concrete or masonry.
Purpose: to increase a connector's strength or to achieve max. strength.
Fill Requirements: when the Designer specifies max. nailing.
Purpose: to temporarily fasten a connector to make installing it easier.
Tooling holes for manufacturing purposes. No fasteners required.
Used to temporarily position and secure the connector for easier and faster installation.
Positive Angle Nailing (PAN)
Provided when wood splitting may occur, and to speed installation.
This feature guides the nail into the joist and header at a 45° angle.
U.S. Patent 5,603,580
The nail is installed into the joist and header, distributing the load through two points on each joist nail for greater strength. Double-shear nailing must be full-length catalog nail.
The Strong-Grip™ seat allows the I-joist to "snap" in securely without the need for joist nails.