MSTAM Medium Strap Tie for Masonry
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The MSTAM is designed to resist tension loads in wood-to-masonry uplift applications. This medium strap tie is for use with either concrete or grout-filled concrete masonry units (GFCMU). The MSTAM utilizes a staggered nail pattern to help minimize wood splitting.
- Load-rated, precut strap designed for quick installation and optimal performance
- Designed to resist wind and seismic forces
- Attaches wood framing to concrete or grout-filled concrete masonry units including floor-to-floor clear span application
- MSTAM36 — 16 ga.; MSTAM24 — 18 ga.
- Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
- Attaches to concrete or GFCMU and wood framing
- Minimum end and edge distance for Titen Turbo™ screws is 1 1/2"
Product Information Table
|Model No.||Ga.||W (in.)||L (in.)||Coating/Material||Packaging Qty.|
|MSTAM24||18||1 1/4||24||Zinc Galvanized, G90||1|
|MSTAM36||16||1 1/4||36||Zinc Galvanized, G90||1|
These products are available with additional corrosion protection.
Masonry and Concrete Applications
|Model No.||Ga.||Dim. (in.)||Fasteners (in.)||Allowable Tension Load DF/SP/SPF/HF (160)|
|W||L||Nails||GFCMU Titen Turbo™||Concrete Titen Turbo™||GFCMU||Concrete|
|MSTAM24||18||1 1/4||24||(9) 0.148 x 3||(5) 1/4 x 2 1/4||(5) 1/4 x 1 3/4||1,425||1,450|
|MSTAM36||16||1 1/4||36||(13) 0.148 x 3||(8) 1/4 x 2 1/4||(8) 1/4 x 1 3/4||1,870||1,870|
See footnotes below.
Floor-to-Floor Clear Span Table
|Model No.||End Length (in.)||Clear Span (in.)||Fasteners (Total) (in.)||Allowable Tension/ Uplift Loads|
|Nails||GFCMU Titen Turbo™||Concrete Titen Turbo™||DF/SP||SPF/HF|
|MSTAM36||8 3/4||16 or 18||(7) 0.148 x 3||(4) 1/4 x 2 1/4||(4) 1/4 x 1 3/4||1,140||1,140|
- Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
- Minimum edge distance for Titen Turbo screw is 1 1/2".
- Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'c = 2,500 psi.
- Grout-filled CMU (GFCMU) shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'm = 1,500 psi.
- Products shall be installed such that Titen Turbo screws are not exposed to the exterior environment.
- See Titen Turbo screw information.
- Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. Titen Turbo screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® concrete and masonry screws (hex-head model required). For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
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