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GBC Gable-Brace Connector

GBC

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.

Material

  • 16 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

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

Related Literature

Product Information Tables

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

Load Tables

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 lbs. towards anchors, 515 lbs. away from anchors.
  2. Loads have been increased 60% 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. NAILS: 8d = 0.131" dia. x 2 1/2" long, 8dx1 1/2 = 0.131" dia. x 1 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
GBC ESR-2605 ESR-2523 FL10861

ESR-2523 is an Index of many of Simpson Strong-Tie Stamped and Welded Cold-formed Steel Products for Wood or Cold-formed Steel Construction

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
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GBC front view
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GBC right view
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GBC top view
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High Wind-Resistant Construction D119: Gable End to Wall Framing: Simpson Strong-Tie¨ GBC Connector (Installed in pairs)
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GBC Installation 2
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GBC Installation 3
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GBC Installation 4
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GBC Installation 1
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