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GBC Gable Brace Connector

The GBC provides a proven, tested connection for the anchorage of building stability bracing to the top of the gable end wall. With allowable bracing installation angles between 40° to 60°, the GBC offers greater flexibility in a connector rated for both tension and compression loads.


  • 16 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • The GBC must be installed in pairs to achieve full load capacity

Patent Information

  • US Patent 7,788,873

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
GBC 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Product Information Tables

See more installation illustrations in the gallery at the top of the page.

Load Tables

GBC Load Table
Typical Sloped Installation
Typical Sloped Installation
  1. For 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" (or larger) LVL gable brace, the allowable load at 40° to 45° is 635 lb. towards anchors, 515 lb. away from anchors.
  2. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  3. Use a minimum 2x4 gable brace. Larger members may be used.
  4. 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.

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