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W/WP/WMU Plated Truss Top-Flange Hangers

W/WP/WMU

The W and WP hangers offer design flexibility and versatility supporting trusses off of wood or steel. WMU hangers are designed for use on standard 8" grouted masonry block wall construction.

Material

  • W, WMU — 12-gauge top flange and stirrup; WP — 7-gauge top flange and 12-gauge stirrup

Finish

  • Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint; hot-dip galvanized available: specify HDG.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners.
  • Hangers may be welded to steel headers with 1/8" for W, and 3/16" for WP, by 1 1/2" fillet welds located at each end of the top flange. Weld-on applications produce maximum allowable load listed. Uplift loads do not apply to this application.
  • Hangers can support multi-ply carried members; the individual members must be secured together to work as a single unit before installation into the hanger.
  • WMU Mid-Wall Installation: Installed between blocks with duplex nails cast into grout with a minimum of one grouted course above and below the top flange and one #5 vertical rebar minimum 24" long in each adjacent cell.
  • WMU Top-of-Wall Installation: Install on top of wall to a grouted beam with masonry screws.
  • WMU — Minimum f'm = 1,500 psi.

Options

  • For skewed trusses, see Type B Hanger illustration.
  • For 4x2 trusses, specify "alternate nail pattern" (ANP) which relocates the nails to the top and bottom cords. See Hanger Options for hanger modifications.

Related Literature

Load Tables

See Hanger Options for hanger modifications, which may result in reduced loads.

Nailer Table

    The table indicates the maximum allowable loads for W and WP hangers used on wood nailers. Nailers are wood members attached to the top of a steel I-beam, concrete or masonry wall.

W Series with Various Headers

    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.

  1. Uplift loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. WM hangers are limited based on joist bearing capacity for the specific wood species, up to the maximum test value of 4,175 lbs. All headers are grouted masonry block.
  3. Joist dimenstions do not include truss plate thickness.
  4. NAILS: 16d and 16d DPLX = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long, 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

    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.

  1. Wind (160) is a download rating.
  2. "Min. H" is the minimum H dimension that may be ordered and desired H dimension should be specified. For hanger heights exceeding the joist height, the allowable load is 0.50 of the table load.
  3. NAILS: 16d DPLX = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long, 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long. See other nail sizes and information.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
WSee specific model numbers for code listings.
W1.62x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
W3.62x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WMSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WM1.62x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM3.31x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM3.62x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM7.25x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WPSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WP3.62x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WP7.25x No code listing. Please contact us for test data.

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
W1.62xNone
W1 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
W3.62xNone
W1 Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
WM1.62xNone None
WM3.31xNone None
WM3.62xNone None
WM7.25xNone None
WP3.62xNone None
WP7.25xNone None