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VGT Variable-Pitch Girder Tiedown

VGT

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Roof Truss and Rafter Connectors, Ties, and Straps

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The VGT is a moderate- to high-load girder tiedown for hybrid wood-to-cold-formed-steel applications. This variable-pitch tiedown uses Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws for a secure connection. The VGT features a predeflected crescent washer that allows it to accommodate top-chord pitches up to 8/12.

Key Features

  • Accommodates truss pitches up to 8/12
  • Minimum and maximum screw configurations for more capacity options
  • Standard, left and right parts available for conditions occurring with or without cantilever or overhang: standard VGT, left-concealed VGTL, right-concealed VGTR (see image gallery for VGTL/R)

Material

  • 7 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Screw holes are configured to allow double installation on multimember girders
  • Install washer component (provided) so top of washer is horizontal and parallel with top of wall

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) H (in.) CL (in.) Coating/Material Product Includes Packaging Qty.
VGT 7 8 1/2 4 1/4 1 7/8 Zinc Galvanized, G90 (16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws and (1) predeflected crescent washer 1
VGTL 7 8 1/2 4 1/4 1 7/8 Zinc Galvanized, G90 (16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws and (1) predeflected crescent washer 1
VGTR 7 8 1/2 4 1/4 1 7/8 Zinc Galvanized, G90 (16) 1/4 in. x 3 in. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws and (1) predeflected crescent washer 1

Load Tables

VGT/SVGT
  1. Designer shall insure attached members are adequately designed to resist applied loads.
  2. Straight-line interpolation can be used to determine allowable loads for pitches between 3/12 and 8/12.
  3. Allowable loads on wood have been increased 60% for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other load duration factors govern.
  4. For (min.) tabulated values, not all screw holes need to be filled. Install screws symmetrically.
  5. See Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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