Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. structural connectors, anchors, and other products are designed and tested to provide specified design loads. To obtain optimal performance from Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. products and achieve maximal allowable design load, the products must be properly installed and used in accordance with the installation instructions and design limits provided by Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. To ensure proper installation and use, Designers and installers must carefully read the following General Notes, General Instructions for the Installer and General Instructions for the Designer, as well as consult the applicable catalog pages for specific product installation instructions and notes.
Proper product installation requires careful attention to all notes and instructions, including these basic rules:
Failure to follow fully all of the notes and instructions provided by Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. may result in improper installation of products. Improperly installed products may not perform to the specifications set forth and may reduce a structure’s ability to resist the movement, stress and loading that occurs from gravity loads as well as impact events such as earthquakes and high-velocity winds.
Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. does not guarantee the performance or safety of products that are modified, improperly installed or not used in accordance with the design and load limits set forth.
In addition to following the basic rules provided above as well as all notes, warnings and instructions provided in the catalog, installers, Designers, engineers and consumers should consult the Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. website to obtain additional design and installation information, including:
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These general notes are provided to ensure proper installation of Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. products and must be followed fully.
|Species||Fc |||Specific Gravity|
|Douglas Fir-Larch (DFL)||625 psi||0.50|
|Southern Pine (SP)||565 psi||0.55|
|Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF)||425 psi||0.42|
|Hem Fir (HF)||405 psi||0.43|
|LVL (DF/SP)||750 psi||0.50|
|LSL (E=1.3x106)||680 psi||0.50|
|LSL (E>1.5x106)||880 psi||0.50|
|Parallam® PSL||750 psi||0.50|