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Straight Straps

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MSTC is a high-capacity strap that utilizes a staggered nail pattern to help minimize wood splitting. Nail slots have been countersunk to provide a lower nail head profile. The strap meet code requirements for reinforcing cut members (16 gauge) at top plate and RPS at sill plate. IRC®- 2000/2006 R602.6.1 IBC®- 2000/2006 2308.9.8

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.

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Load Tables

Floor-to-Floor Clear Span Table

   These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.

  1. Loads include a 60% load duration increase on the fasteners for wind or earthquake loading
  2. Install bolts or nails as specified by Designer. Bolt and nail values may not be combined.
  3. Allowable bolt loads are based on parallel-to-grain loading and these minimum member thicknesses: MST – 2 1/2"; HST2 and
    HST5 – 4"; HST3 and HST6 – 4 1/2" .
  4. Use half of the required nails in each member being connected to achieve the listed loads.
  5. When installing strap over wood structural panel sheathing, use 2 1/2" long nail minimum.
  6. Tension loads apply for uplift as well when installed vertically.
  7. NAILS: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 16d Sinker = 0.148" dia. x 3 1/4" long, 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Load Values with Nails

    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.

   These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.

  1. Loads include a 60% load duration increase on the fasteners for wind or earthquake loading
  2. 10dx1 1/2" nails may be substituted where 16d sinkers or 10d are specified at 100% of the table loads except where straps are installed over sheathing.
  3. 10d commons may be substituted where 16d sinkers are specified at 100% of table loads.
  4. 16d sinkers (0.148" dia x 3 1/4" long ) or 10d commons may be substituted where 16d commons are specified at 0.84 of the table loads.
  5. Use half of the nails in each member being connected to achieve the listed loads.
  6. Tension loads apply for uplift when installed vertically.
  7. NAILS: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 16d Sinker = 0.148" dia. x 3 1/4" long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long,
    10dx1 1/2 = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Load Values with Nails

    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.

   These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.

  1. Loads include a 60% load duration increase on the fasteners for wind or earthquake loading
  2. Install bolts or nails as specified by Designer. Bolt and nail values may not be combined. 
  3. Allowable bolt loads are based on parallel-to-grain loading and these minimum member thicknesses: MST – 2 1/2"; HST2 and
    HST5 – 4"; HST3 and HST6 – 4 1/2" .
  4. Use half of the required nails in each member being connected to achieve the listed loads.
  5. When installing strap over wood structural panel sheathing, use 2 1/2" long nail minimum.
  6. Tension loads apply for uplift as well when installed vertically.
  7. NAILS: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 16d Sinker = 0.148" dia. x 3 1/4" long, 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.
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.

LSTA9 8-SD9112 1095 715
LSTA12 10-SD9112 1235 895
LSTA15 12-SD9112 1235 1075
LSTA18 14-SD9112 1235 1235
LSTA21 14-SD9112 1235 1215
LSTA24 14-SD9112 1235 1235
ST292 12-SD10112 1215 1215
ST2122 12-SD10112 1480 1325
ST2115 6-SD10112 660 660
ST2215 14-SD10112 1750 1545
LSTA30 14-SD9112 1640 1255
LSTA36 14-SD9112 1415 1255
LSTI49 16-SD9112 4205 2865
LSTI73 16-SD9112 4205 2865
MSTA9 8-SD9112 1095 715
MSTA12 10-SD9112 1370 895
bluearrow 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
ST6215 16-SD10112 2010 1765
ST6224 20-SD10112 2460 2210
ST9 8-SD10112 1105 885
ST12 10-SD10112 1385 1105
ST18 12-SD10112 1420 1325
ST22 12-SD10112 1420 1325
MSTC28 36-SD9112 4735 3225
MSTC40 46-SD9112 4735 4120
MSTC52 42-SD9112 4735 3765
HTP37Z 20-SD9112 2735 1790
MSTC66 44-SD9112 5850 3940
MSTC78 44-SD9112 5850 3940
ST6236 28-SD10112 3590 3090
HRS6 6-SD9112 820 540
HRS8 10-SD9112 1370 895
HRS12 14-SD9112 1915 1255
MSTI26 26-SD9112 3555 2330
MSTI36 36-SD9112 4925 3225
MSTI48 38-SD9112 5070 3405
MSTI60 38-SD9112 5070 3405
MSTI72 60-SD9112 5070 4760
MST27 30-SD10112 4150 3310
MST37 40-SD10112 5070 4415
MST48 52-SD10112 5310 5035
MST60 68-SD10112 6765 6375
MST72 70-SD10112 6765 6375

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
MSTCSee specific model numbers for code listings.
MSTC28 ER-102 ER-124 ESR-2105 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25713 RR25489 RR25910 FL10852 FL13872
MSTC40 ER-102 ER-124 ESR-2105 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25713 RR25489 RR25910 FL10852 FL13872
MSTC52 ER-102 ER-124 ESR-2105 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25713 RR25489 RR25910 FL10852 FL13872
MSTC66 ER-102 ER-124 ESR-2105 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25713 RR25489 RR25910 FL10852 FL13872
MSTC78 ER-102 ER-124 ESR-2105 ESR-2523 ESR-3096 RR25713 RR25489 RR25910 FL10852 FL13872

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
MSTCNone None
MSTC28
PLMBG 1.0 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
OMF3 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
MSTC28 Front View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D133: Building Floor-to-Floor Straps - HWRC D133 Building floor to floor straps
DWG DXF
MSTC40
PLMBG 1.0 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
OMF3 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
MSTC40 Front View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D133: Building Floor-to-Floor Straps - HWRC D133 Building floor to floor straps
DWG DXF
MSTC52
PLMBG 1.0 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
OMF3 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
MSTC52 Front View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D133: Building Floor-to-Floor Straps - HWRC D133 Building floor to floor straps
DWG DXF
MSTC66
PLMBG 1.0 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
OMF3 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
MSTC66 Front View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D133: Building Floor-to-Floor Straps - HWRC D133 Building floor to floor straps
DWG DXF
MSTC78
PLMBG 1.0 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
OMF3 Detail Sheet
DWGDXF
MSTC78 Front View
DWG DXF
High Wind Resistant Construction Detail D133: Building Floor-to-Floor Straps - HWRC D133 Building floor to floor straps
DWG DXF