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H14 Hurricane Tie

H14

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The H14 is designed for high uplift load resistance in wood construction. The embossments on the H14 add stiffness in crucial areas for improved performance. These U-shaped hurricane ties specifically designed for coastal conditions are the go-to tie for high-wind areas.

Key Features

  • Provides a connection between the truss or rafter and the wall of the structure that helps resist wind and seismic forces.
  • Additional fasteners into the top plates and rafter or truss provide higher uplift.
  • Provides faster installation than using two single-sided ties.
  • The H14 comes with a pre-bent flange that attaches underneath the double top plate. This flange can be straightened to allow installation on a header.

Material

  • 18 ga.

Finish

  • Galvanized (G90)

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Hurricane ties do not replace solid blocking.
  • When installing ties on plated trusses (on the side opposite the truss plate) do not fasten through the truss plate from behind. This can force the truss plate off of the truss and compromise truss performance.

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
H14 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

H/TSP Seismic and Hurricane Ties Load Table
  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. Allowable loads are for one anchor.
  3. Allowable loads in the F1 direction are not intended to replace diaphragm boundary members and do not account for possible cross-grain bending of the truss or rafter members.
  4. When cross-grain bending or cross-grain tension cannot be avoided in the members, mechanical reinforcement to resist such forces shall be considered by the designer.
  5. Hurricane ties are shown installed on the outside of the wall for clarity and assume a minimum overhang of 3 1/2". Installation on the inside of the wall is acceptable. For uplift Continuous Load Path, connections in the same area (i.e., truss-to-plate connector and plate-to-stud connector) must be on same side of the wall.
  6. Refer to Simpson Strong-Tie® technical bulletin T-C-HTIEBEAR for allowable bearing enhancement loads.
  7. For simultaneous loads in more than one direction, the connector must be evaluated using either the Unity Equation or the 75% Rule, as described in Straps and Ties General Notes.
  8. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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