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MSTA Medium Strap Tie

MSTA

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Straight Straps

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The MSTA is designed to resist tension loads in wood-to-wood applications. This medium strap tie utilizes a staggered nail pattern to help minimize wood splitting. The MSTA is designed for use on the edge of 2x members.

Key Features

  • Load-rated, precut strap designed for quick installation and optimal performance
  • Loads have been increased for wind and seismic forces
  • Floor-to-floor clear span application

Material

  • See table

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
MSTA12 43 18 1 1/4 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA12SS 43 18 1 1/4 12 Stainless Steel 1
MSTA12Z 43 18 1 1/4 12 ZMAX® 1
MSTA15 43 18 1 1/4 15 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA15Z 43 18 1 1/4 15 ZMAX® 1
MSTA18 43 18 1 1/4 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA18SS 43 18 1 1/4 18 Stainless Steel 1
MSTA18Z 43 18 1 1/4 18 ZMAX® 1
MSTA21 43 18 1 1/4 21 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA21Z 43 18 1 1/4 21 ZMAX® 1
MSTA24 43 18 1 1/4 24 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA24SS 43 18 1 1/4 24 Stainless Steel 1
MSTA24Z 43 18 1 1/4 24 ZMAX® 1
MSTA30 54 16 1 1/4 30 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA30Z 54 16 1 1/4 30 ZMAX® 1
MSTA36 54 16 1 1/4 36 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA36SS 54 16 1 1/4 36 Stainless Steel 1
MSTA36Z 54 16 1 1/4 36 ZMAX® 1
MSTA49 54 16 1 1/4 49 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTA9 43 18 1 1/4 9 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

    For stainless-steel fasteners, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

    Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

MSTA Strap Ties Load Table
  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. 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.

Floor-to-Floor Span Table

    Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

MSTA Strap Ties Floor to Floor Span Table
  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. Install nails as specified by designer. Nail values may not be combined.
  3. Splitting may be a problem with installations on lumber smaller than 3 1/2"; either fill every nail hole with 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails or fill every other hole with 0.162" x 2 1/2" nails. Reduce the allowable load based on the size and quantity of fasteners 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.
Load Values with Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws
Model No. Fasteners (Total) Allowable Tension Loads (DF/SP) Allowable Tension Loads (SPF/HF)
(160) (160)

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

MSTA9 8-SD9112 1095 715
MSTA12 10-SD9112 1370 895
MSTA15 12-SD9112 1640 1075
MSTA18 14-SD9112 1640 1255
MSTA21 14-SD9112 1640 1255
MSTA24 14-SD9112 1640 1255
MSTA30 16-SD9112 2050 1435
MSTA36 16-SD9112 1970 1435
MSTA49 16-SD9112 2050 1435

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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