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RSP Reversible Stud-Plate Tie

Stud Plate Ties

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The RSP is designed to create a continuous load path to resist uplift. This versatile stud-plate tie is reversible and is able to connect a wood stud to either a double top plate or a sill plate of a wood-framed wall. The RSP features locating tabs that aid in attaching the tie to the plates to ensure proper placement during installation.

Key Features

  • Features embossments that strengthen the stud-plate connection
  • Designed to resist wind and seismic forces


  • 20 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
RSP4 20 2 1/8 4 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

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

Model No. Dimensions (in.) Stud Plate Width Fasteners (in.) Allowable Uplift Loads
W L Stud Plate DF/SP SPF/HF
Side5 (160) Center6 (160) Side5 (160) Center6 (160)
RSP4 (1) 2 1/8 4 1/2 2x (4) 0.131 x 1 1/2 (4) 0.131 x 1 1/2 245 245 285 285
RSP4 (2) 2 1/8 4 1/2 2x (4) 0.131 x 1 1/2 (4) 0.131 x 1 1/2 390 390 370 370
  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. See Installation details (1) and (2) for reference.
  3. F2 is 225 lb. for Installation 1 and 245 lb for Installation 2. F1 load is 165 lb. for both installations.
  4. 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.
  5. Use Side (eccentric) load when uplift loads are applied to only one face of the top plate.
  6. Use Center (concentric) loads when uplift loads are applied at the centerline of the top plate, or where equal loads are applied to both sides of the top plate. Center loads should also be used for stud-to-bottom plate loads.
  7. 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 DF/SP Allowable Loads SPF/HF Allowable Loads
To Rafters/ Truss To Plates/Base To Studs/Post Uplift Lateral Uplift Lateral
(160) F1 (160) F2 (160) (160) F1 (160) F2 (160)
RSP4(1) 4-SD9112 4-SD9112 520 205 190 450 175 165
RSP4(2) 4-SD9112 4-SD9112 520 275 255 450 235 220

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