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H1.81Z Hurricane Tie

H1.81Z

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The new H1.81Z hurricane tie is designed for use with 1 3/4" LVL roof rafters to provide a stronger connection to the top plate of the wall. It's ideal for connections when there are higher-load demands on the structure, like a heavy snow load, and provides lateral resistance in a seismic event.

The 1 3/4"-wide H1.81Z connector is the first hurricane tie to be specifically sized for engineered wood. The H1.81Z installs with half the nails that are needed for two single-sided twist straps, like the H2.5A, and offers a higher lateral allowable load, making it a cost-effective and higher-performing solution to tie down an LVL roof.

Key Features

  • Wider seat to fit 1 3/4" LVL rafters
  • Both side faces connect to the joist for better support
  • Can be installed on inside or outside of wall, or both sides
  • Connector embossments add stiffness in crucial areas for improved performance
  • Fits popular 0.148" x 1 1/2" connector nails

Material

  • 18 ga.

Finish

  • ZMAX®

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Ties can be installed with flanges facing inward or outward
  • Hurricane ties do not replace solid blocking
  • Installation on the outside or inside of wall is acceptable

Related Literature

Load Tables

Model No. No. of Parts Fasteners DF/SP Allowable Loads SPF/HF Allowable Loads
Rafter/Joist Top Plates Uplift
(160)
F1
(160)
F2
(160)
Uplift with
0.131 x 1 1/2" Nails
(160)
Uplift
(160)
F1
(160)
F2
(160)
Uplift with
0.131 x 1 1/2" Nails
(160)
H1.81Z 1 (6) 0.131 x 1 1/2" (4) 0.131 x 2 1/2" 540 440 200 460 465 380 130 395
2 (12) 0.148 x 1 1/2" (8) 0.148 x 1 1/2" 605 660 515 - 520 570 445 -

Code Reports & Compliance

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