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DSP Double-Stud-Plate Connector

Stud Plate Ties

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The DSP is a prebent strap designed to connect double studs to either top or bottom plates. This versatile double-stud-plate connector helps to create a continuous load path in uplift resistance. The DSP features a top flange that allows the plate to attach securely to both sill plates and top plates.

Key Features

  • Embossments feature provides strength at the bend
  • Can be installed before or after placement of wall


  • 18 gauge


  • Galvanized or ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Top plate installation — fill all round and triangle holes
  • Sill plate installation — fill all round holes

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
DSP 18 2 3/4 6 11/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
DSPZ 18 2 3/4 6 11/16 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. When cross-grain bending or cross-grain tension cannot be avoided in the members, mechanical reinforcement to resist such forces shall be considered by the designer.
  3. Allowable loads for DSP installed to a rim board are 620 lb. (DF/SP) and 515 lb. (SPF/HF).
  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.

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