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.
- 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
- 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
Product Information Table
|Model No.||Post/Joist Size||Ga.||Coating/Material||Packaging Qty.|
|RTU2||2x post; 2x joist||18||Zinc Galvanized, G90||1|
RTU2 is approved for installation with Strong-Drive SD Connector screws.
- Fasteners: SD screws are Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
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