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EGQ High-Capacity Top-Flange Hanger


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The EGQ hanger is a high-capacity top-flange connector designed for use with structural composite lumber beams. It utilizes Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws for higher capacity and ease of installation. Available in standard SCL widths and made to specified heights. SDS screws are included.


  • Top flange — 3 gauge; stirrups — 7 gauge


  • Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint. HDG available; contact Simpson Strong-Tie.


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Install with 1/4" x 3" Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, which are provided with the EGQ. (Lag screws will not achieve the same load.)
  • All multiple members must be fastened together per the Designer.
  • Multiple member headers may require additional fasteners at hanger locations. Quantity and location to be determined by Designer.


  • Skewed Seat
    • The EGQ can be skewed a maximum of 45°
    • The maximum allowable download when skewed is 16,300 lb.
    • The maximum allowable uplift when skewed is 5,770 lb.
    • Joist must be bevel cut for skewed seat installation
  • Sloped Seat
    • The EGQ can be sloped up or down a maximum of 45°
    • The maximum allowable download when sloped is 15,360 lb.
    • The allowable uplift when sloped is 100% of the table load
    • Sloped seat installation requires an additional 14 joist screws (supplied with the connector)
  • No Sloped and Skewed Combo Available

Related Literature

Load Tables

    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.

EGQ High-Capacity Top-Flange Hanger Load Table
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. "H (Min.)" is the minimum H dimension that may be specified.
  3. Loads are based on 750 psi wood bearing for SCL.
  4. For normal loading, such as in cantilever construction, use an uplift value of 4,800 lb.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
EGQ3.62-SDS3 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25803 FL10667
EGQ5.50-SDS3 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25803 FL10667
EGQ7.25-SDS3 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25803 FL10667

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


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EGQ3.62-SDS3 Installed Perspective View
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EGQ3.62-SDS3 Installed Perspective View