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SP4/6/8 U-Shaped Stud Plate Ties

Stud Plate Ties

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The SP4, SP6 and SP8 are designed as stud-to-plate connections to resist uplift. These U-shaped straps have a horizontal portion that bears against the wood-wall top plates or sill plates and two vertical legs that are nailed to the edges of a wood stud. These ties are a cost-effective option when properly installed before the placement of the wall.

Key Features

  • Load rated
  • Designed to resist wind and seismic forces
  • Does not require top or bottom track attachment


  • See table


  • Galvanized (G90). Available with ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information.


  • 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.
SP4 20 3 9/16 7 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SP4Z 20 3 9/16 7 1/4 ZMAX® 1
SP6 20 5 9/16 7 3/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SP6Z 20 5 9/16 7 3/4 ZMAX® 1
SP8 20 7 5/16 8 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
SP8Z 20 7 5/16 8 5/16 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

Model No. Dimensions (in.) Stud Plate Width Fasteners (in.) Allowable Uplift Loads
W L Stud Plate DF/SP SPF/HF
Side2 (160) Center3 (160) Side2 (160) Center3 (160)
SP4 3 9/16 7 1/4 2x 4x (6) 0.148 x 1 1/2 415 825 355 710
SP6 5 9/16 7 3/4 2x 6x (6) 0.148 x 1 1/2 415 825 355 710
SP8 7 5/16 8 5/16 2x 8x (6) 0.148 x 1 1/2 415 825 355 710
  1. See Straps and Ties General Notes.
  2. Use Side (eccentric) load when uplift loads are applied to only one face of the top plate.
  3. 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.
  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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