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THA Truss Hanger Adjustable Height

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Top-Flange Hangers for Plated Truss

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The THA is a wood connector designed to support trusses and beams. This versatile U-shaped truss hanger features long, straight straps for applications where the height location of the truss needs to be adjustable. The field-adjustable THA can be used for top-flange or face-mount installation.

Key Features

  • Extra-long straps for height adjustability and top-flange installation convenience
  • Min./max. nailing installation options

Material

  • See table

Finish

  • Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.

The following installation methods may be used:

  • Top-FIange Installation —The straps must be field formed over the header 2” minimum (2-7/16" for the THA29). Install top and face nails according to the table. Top nails shall not be within 1/4" from the edge of the top-flange members. For all top-flange max conditions, nails used for joist attachment must be driven at an angle so that they penetrate through the joist and into the header. For top-flange min installations (not applicable to the THA29), straighten the double-shear nailing tabs and install the nails straight into the joist. Top-flange max installations require full backing to allow for joist slanted fasteners to be properly installed.
  • Face-Mount (Min.) Installation — Install face nails according to the table, with at least half of the required fasteners in the top half of the header. Not all nail holes in the straps will be filled. Nails must have a minimum 1/2" distance from the edge. For nailer and truss-to-truss installation, straighten the double-shear nailing tabs and install the joist nails straight into the joist. The face-mount (min.) installation option accommodates conditions where the supported member hangs either partially or entirely below the header.
  • Face-Mount (Max.) Installation — Install face nails according to the table. Not all nail holes in the straps will be filled except for the following models: THA29, THA213, THA218 and THA413. The lowest four face holes must be filled. If needed, the straps may be bent over the top of the carrying member. The required face nail quantity from the table may be distributed between the face and top of the header. Nails used for the joist attachment must be driven at an angle so they completely penetrate the corner of the joist into the header.

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Joist Size Ga. W (in.) H (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
THA213 2x truss 18 1 5/8 13 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA218 2x truss 18 1 5/8 17 3/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA218-2 Double 2x truss 16 3 1/8 17 11/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA222-2 Double 2x truss 16 3 1/8 22 3/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA29 2x truss 18 1 5/8 9 11/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA413 4x floor truss 18 3 5/8 13 5/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA418 4x floor truss 16 3 5/8 17 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA422 4x floor truss 16 3 5/8 22 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA422-2 Double 4x floor truss 14 7 1/4 22 11/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA422Z 4x floor truss 16 3 5/8 22 ZMAX® 1
THA426 4x floor truss 14 3 5/8 26 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
THA426-2 Double 4x floor truss 14 7 1/4 26 1/16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

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.

THA/THAC Adjustable Truss Hangers Load Table
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Wind (160) is a download rating.
  3. Top-flange installation loads are based on a minimum two-ply 2x carrying member. For top flange (min.) installation on 4x2 truss carrying members with double top chords, use the specified fasteners for full tabulated values; for single 4x2 top chord or nailer applications, refer to the Nailer Table.
  4. Face-mount installation loads are based on a two-ply 2x carrying member minimum. For single 2x carrying members, use 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails in the carrying member and tabulated fasteners in the carried member, and use 0.80 of the table value for 18 gauge, and 0.68 of the table value for 16 gauge and 14 gauge.
  5. For the THA 2x models, one strap may be installed vertically according to the face-mount nailing requirements and the other strap wrapped over the truss chord according to the top-flange (min.) nailing requirements and achieve full tabulated top flange (min.) installation loads.
  6. Refer to installation instructions regarding fastener installation into carried (joist) member. Based on the installation condition, nails will be installed either straight with straighted double-shear nailing tabs or slanted.
  7. THA29 may be installed on a single 2x6 or 2x8 carrying member using (2) 0.148" x 3" top nails, (6) 0.148" x 3" face nails and (4) 0.148" x 3" slant nails with an allowable download of 2,020 lb. for DF/SP and 1,500 lb. for SPF/HF.
  8. 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.
Typical THA29 Top Flange Installation
Typical THA29 Top-Flange Installation

Nailer Table

THA/THAC Adjustable Truss Hangers — Nailer Table
  1. Loads for 2x Nailers are applicable to single 4x2 top chord carrying members provided: 1) the hanger is located at a top chord panel point; 2) there is no splice at that panel point location; 3) the floor truss girder must have adequate lateral bracing to prevent excessive displacement due to secondary torsional stresses (refer to ANSI/TPI 1-2014, Section 7.5.3.5).
  2. Attachment of nailer to supporting member is the responsibility of the designer.
  3. Refer to table above for hanger dimensions, minimum top flange requirements and additional footnotes.

Allowable Loads for Face-Mount (Min.) Nailing Installation

THA/THAC Adjustable Truss Hangers — Allowable Loads for Face-Mount (Min.) Nailing Installation
  1. Loads are based on a min. 2-ply 2x carrying member. 0.148" x 2 1/2" nails may be used instead of the specified 10d commons at 1.00 of the table load. For single-ply 2x or 1 3/4" wide carrying members, use 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails and use 0.77 of the table value. Alternately, #9 x1 1/2" Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws may be used in place of the specified header and joist nails for full table loads.
  2. The joist nails should be installed straight into the carried member by straightening the THA double shear nailing tabs. When used to support 2x4 joists, the THA213 or THA218 may be installed with (2) 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails into the joist (one each side).
  3. At least half of the face fasteners must be installed into the upper half of the header, unless some other means of mechanical reinforcement is used to resist the tension perpendicular to grain stresses. Nails must have a minimum 1/2" edge distance.
  4. For installations with fewer face fasteners than specified, reduce the allowable load as follows:
    Allowable load = No. of Face Nails Used/No. Face Nails in Table x Table Load
  5. 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.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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