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RTA/RTB/RTC/RTF/RTR/RTT/RTU/FWH Rigid Tie® Connectors

RTA/RTB/RTC/RTF/RTR/RTT/RTU/FWH

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Rigid Tie connector products are great utility connectors used to connect wood members together in a variety of ways. See the table and drawings for possible wood member connections.

Material

  • RTC44 — 14 gauge; RTA2 — 16 gauge; RTR and RTB — 20 gauge; all others — 18 gauge

Finish

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

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using power tools and building equipment

Related Literature

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

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

Rigid Tie® Connectors Load Table
  1. Allowable loads must be equally distributed on both joists.
  2. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. SD and SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
FWHSee specific model numbers for code listings.
FWH2No evaluation report listing.
RTASee specific model numbers for code listings.
RTA12No evaluation report listing.
RTA2 No evaluation report listing.
RTA2Z No evaluation report listing.
RTA4No evaluation report listing.
RTBSee specific model numbers for code listings.
RTB22No evaluation report listing.
RTCSee specific model numbers for code listings.
RTC22Z ER-102 ER-280 RR25962 FL10865
RTC2Z ER-102 ER-280 RR25962 FL10865
RTC42 ER-102 ER-280 RR25962 FL10865
RTC44 ER-102 ER-280 RR25962 FL10865
RTFSee specific model numbers for code listings.
RTF2 No evaluation report listing.
RTF2ZNo evaluation report listing.
RTRNo evaluation report listing.
RTTSee specific model numbers for code listings.
RTT22ZNo evaluation report listing.
RTUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
RTU2No evaluation report listing.

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
FWH2
FWH2 Front View
DWG DXF
FWH2 Top View
DWG DXF
FWH2 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTA12
RTA12 Front View
DWG DXF
RTA12 Right View
DWG DXF
RTA12 Top View
DWG DXF
RTA12 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTA2None None
RTA2Z
RTA2Z Front View
DWG DXF
RTA2Z Right View
DWG DXF
RTA2Z Top View
DWG DXF
None
RTA4
RTA4 Front View
DWG DXF
RTA4 Right View
DWG DXF
RTA4 Top View
DWG DXF
None
RTB22
RTB22 Front View
DWG DXF
RTB22 Right View
DWG DXF
RTB22 Top View
DWG DXF
RTB22 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTC22Z
RTC22Z Front View
DWG DXF
RTC22Z Right View
DWG DXF
RTC22Z Top View
DWG DXF
None
RTC2Z
RTC2Z Left View
DWG DXF
RTC2Z Right View
DWG DXF
RTC2Z Top View
DWG DXF
RTC2Z Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTC42
RTC42 Bottom View
DWG DXF
RTC42 Front View
DWG DXF
RTC42 Left View
DWG DXF
RTC42 Right View
DWG DXF
RTC42 Top View
DWG DXF
None
RTC44None
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D86: Beam to Corner Post/Column - HWRC D86 Beam to Corner PostColumn RTC44 Installation (Square Cut)
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D87: Beam to Corner Post/Column - HWRC D87 Beam to Corner PostColumn RTC44 Installation (Mitered Corner)
DWG DXF
RTC44 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTF2None None
RTF2Z
RTF2Z Front View
DWG DXF
RTF2Z Right View
DWG DXF
RTF2Z Top View
DWG DXF
RTF2Z Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTT22Z
RTT22 Front View
DWG DXF
RTT22 Right View
DWG DXF
RTT22 Top View
DWG DXF
RTT22 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
RTU2
RTU2 Front View
DWG DXF
RTU2 Right View
DWG DXF
RTU2 Top View
DWG DXF
None