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PAI Purlin Anchor for I-Joist

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Purlin Anchors

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The PAI is a solution for wood-to-concrete and wood-to-masonry connections which satisfies code requirements. This purlin anchor is specifically designed for I-joist connections to concrete or masonry walls. The PAI features a dual-embedment line for ease of installation.

Key Features

  • Minimum embedment line indicators for both concrete and masonry installations
  • Nailing pattern optimized for I-joist wood member
  • Low design profile minimizes visibility

Material

  • 12 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; some models have extra fastener holes. See General Notes.
  • Purlin anchor must hook around rebar.
  • Allowable loads are for a horizontal installation into the side of a concrete or masonry wall.
  • Strap may be bent one full cycle (bent vertical 90°, then bent horizontal).

Edge Distance — minimum concrete edge distance is 5". Minimum concrete-block left-to-right edge distance is 20".

Concrete Block Wall — the minimum wall specifications are:

A — one # 4 vertical rebar, 32" long, 16" each side of anchor
B — two courses of grout-filled block above and below the anchor (no cold joints allowed)
C — a horizontal bond beam with two #4 rebars, 40" long, a maximum of two courses above or below the anchor
D — minimum masonry compressive strength, f'm = 1,500 psi

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
PAI18 12 18 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
PAI23 12 23 3/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
PAI28 12 29 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
PAI35 12 35 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

Wind and SDC A&B — Allowable Tension Loads (160)
Max. Ledger Size Model No. Strap Length, L (in.) Embed Length, le (in.) Uncracked Concrete Cracked Concrete GFCMU Wall Max. Allowable Strap Tension Deflection at Allowable Load (in.)
Concrete GFCMU Required Nails (in.) Tension Required Nails (in.) Tension Required Nails (in.) Tension
4x Ledger PAI18 18 4 6 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,025 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,025 (9) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,055 NA 0.1
PAI23 23 4 6 (15) 0.148 x 1 1/2 3,035 (12) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,260 (14) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,805 NA 0.158
PAI28 29 4 6 (16) 0.148 x 1 1/2 3,230 (12) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,260 (16) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,705 NA 0.167
PAI35 35 4 6 (16) 0.148 x 1 1/2 3,230 (12) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,260 (18) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,815 NA 0.13

See Footnotes1 below

SDC C-F — Allowable Tension Loads (160)
Max. Ledger Size Model No. Strap Length, L (in.) Embed Length, le (in.) Uncracked Concrete Cracked Concrete GFCMU Wall Max. Allowable Strap Tension Deflection at Allowable Load (in.)
Concrete GFCMU Required Nails (in.) Tension Required Nails (in.) Tension Required Nails (in.) Tension
4x Ledger PAI18 18 4 6 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,025 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,980 (9) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,055 4,180 0.1
PAI23 23 4 6 (14) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,830 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,980 (14) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,805 4,180 0.158
PAI28 29 4 6 (14) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,830 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,980 (16) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,705 5,070 0.167
PAI35 35 4 6 (14) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,830 (10) 0.148 x 1 1/2 1,980 (18) 0.148 x 1 1/2 2,815 5,070 0.13

Footnotes1

  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Deflection listed is at the highest allowable load.
  3. Multiply seismic and wind ASD load values by 1.43 or 1.67, respectively, to obtain LRFD capacities.
  4. Nail quantities are based on Douglas fir (DF) or equivalent specific gravity of 0.50 or better. For use in spruce-pine-fir (SPF) or hem fir (HF), nails quantities shall be increased by 1.15 to achieve loads listed.
  5. For wall anchorage systems in SDC C-F, the maximum strap allowable load shall not be less than 1.4 times the ASD anchor design load.
  6. Minimum center-to-center spacing is 3x the required embedment — i.e., standard installation is based on a minimum 5" end distance.
  7. Structural composite lumber beams have sides that show either the wide face or the lumber strands/veneers. Values in the tables reflect installation into the wide face.
  8. Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'c = 3,000 psi.
  9. Grout-filled CMU (GFCMU) shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'm = 1,500 psi.
  10. 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails shall be used directly onto framing member. For installation over sheathing, use 2 1/8"-long nails minimum.
  11. 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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