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LB Light Bent Hanger


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The LB is a top-flange hanger for solid sawn lumber applications. This cost-effective hanger is designed for light-to-medium loads while providing uplift. The LB has been load rated for use with a 2x nailer if required.

Key Features

  • Embossment at the top flange provides increased stiffness
  • Available in 2x6, 2x8 and 2x16 solid sawn joist sizes
  • Engineered with increased uplift loads for earthquake or high-wind loading


  • 14 gauge


  • Galvanized. May be ordered hot-dip galvanized; specify HDG.


  • Use specified fasteners; see General Notes and nailer table notes.
  • May be welded to steel headers with weld size to match material thickness. The minimum required weld to the top flanges is a 2" fillet weld to each side of each top-flange tab. Distribute the weld equally on both top flanges. Welding cancels the top and face nailing requirements. Consult the code for special considerations when welding galvanized steel. The area should be well-ventilated (see General Instructions for the Installer, note k, for welding information). Weld-on applications produce the maximum allowable download listed. For uplift loads, refer to technical bulletin Top-Flange Hangers Welded to Structural Steel Members (T-C-WELDUPLFT).
  • Ledgers must be evaluated for each application separately. Check TF dimension, nail length and nail location on ledger.

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Joist Size Ga. W (in.) H (in.) B (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
LB216 2x16 14 1 9/16 15 1/8 2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LB26 2x6 14 1 9/16 5 3/8 1 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LB28 2x8 14 1 9/16 7 1/4 1 1/2 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

See Top-Flange Hanger Tables.
See Hanger Options for hanger modifications, which may result in reduced loads.

Various Header Applications

Joist or Purlin Size Model No. Ga. Dimensions (in.) Fasteners (in.) Allowable Loads by Header Type and Fastener
W H B TF Header Joist Uplift (160) LVL PSL DF/SP SPF/HF
2x LB26 14 1 9/16 5 3/8 1 1/2 1 1/2 (4) 0.162 x 3 1/2 (2) 0.148 x 1 1/2 380 1,135 705
LB28 14 1 9/16 7 1/4 1 1/2 1 1/2 (4) 0.162 x 3 1/2 (2) 0.148 x 1 1/2 380 1,135 710
  1. Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Uplift loads are based on DF/SP lumber. For SPF/HF, use 0.86 x DF/SP uplift load.
  3. Uplift loads are based on DF/SP. For SPF/HF, use 0.86 x DF/SP Uplift Load for products requiring nails and 0.72 x DF/SP Uplift Load for products requiring screws.
  4. Where noted for single-ply joist hangers, use (6) 0.148" x 1 1/2" nails.
  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.

Nailer Table

LB Nailer Table
  1. Uplift values are for DF/SP nailers only. Refer to technical bulletin T-C-NAILUPLFT for SPF values.
  2. For joist members 2 1/2" or wider, 0.162" x 2 1/2" joist nails should be installed for additional uplift loads on the 3x and 4x nailer applications of 970 lb. and 1,010 lb. respectively.
  3. See technical bulletin T-C-NAILUPLFT for increased uplift loads with alternative nailing.
  4. Attachment of nailer to supporting member is by the designer.

Code Reports & Compliance