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TSBR Truss Spacer-Restraint


Spacing, Restraint and Bracing Products

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The Simpson Strong-Tie® TSBR truss spacer-restraint is a time-saving lateral-restraint product for wood and CFS framing that improves quality and safety while helping to meet the prescriptive recommendations of the WTCA/TPI. Easier to install than wood bracing, the TSBR firmly grips the trusses, capturing on-center spacing and keeping them vertical and plumb after placement, resulting in a better truss installation. The unique design eliminates additional time spent measuring truss spacing and laying out temporary lateral bracing. And once installed, the TSBR can remain in place to be sheathed over, thereby eliminating the need to remove temporary bracing and creating a safer, more stable work platform.

Key Features

  • Enables the quick and accurate spacing of trusses without measuring or adjusting
  • Helps meet prescriptive temporary bracing recommendations of the BCSI
  • Easily "grabs" onto the truss – may be put in place with one hand
  • Stays in place during sheathing, saving time and making the roof more stable for workers
  • Installs in less time and requires less total bracing material than prescriptive wood bracing methods – reducing labor costs
  • The TSBR is a direct replacement for the TSB Truss Spacer Bracer


22 ga (27 mil)




  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • TSBR lateral restraint locations are as recommended in Table B2-1 of WTCA/TPI BCSI or the BCSI B2 Summary Sheet. For more information see the Simpson Strong-Tie Wood Truss Bracing and Restraint Guide (F-TSBRTBD22).
  • View step-by-step installation instructions in the Installer's Pocket Guide (S-C-INSTALL).

Related Literature

Load Tables

  1. No load duration increase allowed.
  2. Minimum nailing meets or exceeds the temporary lateral restraint recommendations of WTCA/TPI BCSI (5/08).
  3. NAILS: 10dx1 1/2" = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2 " long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long.
    See other nail sizes and information.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
TSBRSee specific model numbers for code listings.
TSBR2-16 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
TSBR2-24 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


Part Orthographic Perspective
TSBRNone None
TSBR2-16None None
TSBR2-24None None