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RTU Rigid Tie U Connector


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The RTU is designed for connecting intersecting members in wood construction applications. Manufactured to high-quality standards to ensure solid performance, this U-shaped rigid tie features a G90 galvanized finish for added corrosion resistance. The versatile RTU is ideal for a variety of projects including fences, railings and utility furniture or any application where a 2x member crosses another.

Key Features

  • Fastens with Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SD screws (not included)
  • Constructed from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
  • Easier and stronger than angled fastening


  • 18 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Always follow manufacturers’ instructions when using power tools and building equipment
  • 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

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Post/Joist Size Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
RTU2 2x post; 2x joist 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

    RTU2 is approved for installation with Strong-Drive SD Connector screws.

Rigid Tie® Connectors Load Table
  1. Fasteners: SD screws are Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Code Reports & Compliance