RTC/FWH Rigid Tie® Connectors
The Rigid Tie® RTC series secures two wood members to a vertical post forming a 90° corner. The RTC42 and RTC44 are heavy-duty structural connectors. Based on loads of 40 lbs. per sq. ft., a 10'x10' deck can be built using 2x8 joists and 4 RTC42s. See the table for post and joist sizes.
RTB – a bracket for intersecting 2x members.
FWH – 4 way connectors for 2x members with bendable flanges.
RTA – connects two 2x wood members at a 90° angle.
RTF – connects two members in a "pass-through" application.
RTR and RTU – a 2x member crosses another.
RTC44—14 gauge; RTA2—16 gauge; RTR and RTB—20 gauge; all others—18 gauge
Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel or ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.
- Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
- Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment.
- Seat wood member in bracket with a C-clamp before securing to aid positioning and prevent skewing.
- Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using power tools and building equipment.
Industry studies show that hardened fasteners can experience performance problems in wet and corrosive environments. Accordingly, use the SD8x1.25 in dry, interior, and non-corrosive environments only.
- Wood Construction Connectors Technical and Installation Notes
- General Notes
- Corrosion Information
- Corrosion-Resistant Products
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These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.
- Allowable loads must be equally distributed on both joists.
- Loads are for Douglas Fir Larch.
- NAILS: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 16d Sinker = 0.148" dia. x 3 1/4" long, 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long.
See other nail sizes and information.
- SCREWS: SD#9x1 1/2 = 0.131" dia. x 1 1/2" long, SD#10x1 1/2 = 0.161" dia. x 1 1/2", SD#8x1 1/4 = 0.156" dia. x 1 1/4" long..
See Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw
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|FWH||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|FWH2||No load capacity: Products not tested or submitted because they are not load rated and code approval not required.|
|FWL||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|FWL2||No load capacity: Products not tested or submitted because they are not load rated and code approval not required.|
|RTA||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|RTA12||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTA2||No code listing. Please contact us for test data.|
|RTA2Z||No code listing. Please contact us for test data.|
|RTA4||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTB||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|RTB22||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTC||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|RTF||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|RTF2||No code listing. Please contact us for test data.|
|RTF2Z||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTR||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTT||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|RTT22||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTT22Z||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
|RTU||See specific model numbers for code listings.|
|RTU2||No code listing: Please contact us for test data.|
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