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PSPNZ Protecting Shield Plate

Protect and Repair

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Nail stoppers help prevent nails from piercing pipes and electrical lines. Install over utilities that pass through framing members.

PSPN protecting shield plate nail stoppers meet IRC, IBC and the International Plumbing Code. PSPN516Z meets the code plumbing protection requirements as well as having additional fasteners if the designer chooses to use it as a track splice strap.


  • 54 mil (16 ga.)


  • ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information


  • PSPN516Z — 0.162" x 3 1/2" nails
  • For more information refer to flier Code-Compliant Repair and Protection Guide (F-C-REPAIRPRO)

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
PSPN516Z 54 16 5 16 5/16 ZMAX® 1
PSPN58Z 54 16 5 8 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

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

PSPNZ Nail Stoppers
  1. PSPN516Z sill plate installation requires (12) 0.162" x 3 1/2" nails. Double top plate installation requires (16) or (24) 0.162" x 3 1/2" nails.
  2. To meet the prescriptive IBC requirement, 0.135" dia. x 3 1/2" long nails may be used. Allowable tension load is 0.75 of table loads when installed with 0.135" dia. x 3 1/2" nails. To meet the 2012–2021 IRC prescriptive requirement, 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long nails may be used.

Code Reports & Compliance