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MSTC Medium Strap Tie with Countersunk Nail Slots

MSTC

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Straight Straps

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The MSTC 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 high-capacity MSTC also features countersunk nail slots for a lower nailing profile.

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

Options

  • Special sizes can be made to order; contact Simpson Strong-Tie

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
MSTC28 54 16 3 28 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTC40 54 16 3 40 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTC52 54 16 3 52 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTC66 68 14 3 65 3/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MSTC78 68 14 3 77 3/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

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

MSTC 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.

MSTC 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)
MSTC28 36-SD9112 4735 3225
MSTC40 46-SD9112 4735 4120
MSTC52 42-SD9112 4735 3765
MSTC66 44-SD9112 5850 3940
MSTC78 44-SD9112 5850 3940

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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