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HUA™ Heavy-Duty U-Shaped Architectural Joist Hanger

The HUA is a heavy-duty U-shaped hanger designed to connect engineered wood members. This load-rated, architectural heavy joist hanger uses Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. To achieve maximum loads, the HUA features additional round face-nail holes.

Key Features

  • Hangers can be ordered with black paint or a black powder coat for decorative uses
  • Hot-dip galvanized finish available by request for exterior use
  • 1/4" x 3" SDS screws are supplied with the product


  • 7 ga.


  • Black paint, black powder coat or hot-dip galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes


  • For concealed-flange models see HUAC

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Product Information Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

HUA Drywall Hanger Load Table
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Downloads are based on Fc⊥ = 565 psi for DF/SP and Fc⊥ = 405 psi for SPF/HF.
  3. DF/SP allowable loads may be used for glulam, LVL, LSL, and PSL with minimum specific gravity = 0.50 and minimum Fc⊥ = 565 psi.
  4. Specify "W" dimension when ordering.
  5. Header height shall be greater than or equal to hanger height.
  6. Header thickness shall be 3" minimum.
  7. Fasteners: SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

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