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RPS Strap Tie

The RPS meets IBC, IRC and City of Los Angeles code requirements for HVAC and pipes in walls.


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


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Use RPS22 or RPS28 (16 gauge) to reinforce top plate
  • Use RPS18Z, RPS22Z or RPS28Z (16 gauge ZMAX) to reinforce sill plate

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
RPS18 16 1 1/2 18 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
RPS18Z 16 1 1/2 18 5/16 ZMAX® 1
RPS22 16 1 1/2 22 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
RPS22Z 16 1 1/2 22 5/16 ZMAX® 1
RPS28 16 1 1/2 28 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
RPS28Z 16 1 1/2 28 5/16 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

RPS Strap Ties Load Table
  1. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. To meet the prescriptive IRC requirement, 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails may be used.
  3. 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