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For wood and cold-formed steel trusses, the Simpson Strong-Tie® AHEP is a structural purlin that also serves as an installation lateral restraint and spacer during the truss erection process. The AHEP attaches to the leading edge of step-down hip trusses, eliminating the need for drop-top chords, 2x lumber or gable end fillers. The interlocking design of the AHEP allows it to install linearly, aligned with the end jacks, to maintain framing spacing from eave to hip or peak. Roof sheathing/decking attaches directly to the purlin with knurled pneumatic fasteners or low-profile head, self-drilling screws. Adjustable in length, the AHEP is designed to accommodate a pitch range of 3/12 to 9/12 as a structural purlin and up to 12/12 as an installation lateral restraint and spacer.