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W/WPU/WNP/WMU/HW/HWU/HWP/HWPH Top-Flange Hangers

W/WPU/WNP/WMU/HW/HWU/HWP/HWPH

The W, WPU, HWU and HW series purlin hangers offer the greatest design flexibility and versatility. WMUs are designed for use on standard 8"-grouted masonry block wall construction. Models that have an “I” in the model number (e.g., HWI) have the same properties and modifications as the standard models without the “I” in the name (e.g., HW).

The new HWP and HWPH high-wind purlin hangers have enhanced uplift. They are ideal for high-wind applications.

Material

  • See tables

Finish

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

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • H dimensions are sized to account for normal joist shrinkage. W dimensions are for dressed timber widths.
  • Hangers may be welded to steel headers with weld size to match material thickness (approximate thickness shown): 1/8" for W, 3/16" for WNP/WPU and 1/4" for HW/HWU, by 1 1/2"-fillet welds located at each end of the top flange (see General Instructions for the Installer, note m for welding information). Weld-on applications produce maximum allowable load listed. For uplift loads refer to technical bulletin Top-Flange Hangers Welded to Structural Steel Members (T-C-WELDUPLFT), for HWU and WPU hangers only.
  • 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.
  • For attaching to headers made up of multiple 2xs, refer to technical bulletin Top-Flange Hanger Reductions For Multiple-Ply Headers (T-C-MPLYHEADR).

Options

  • See Hanger Options General Notes.
  • Refer to technical bulletin Sloped Joist in Non-Sloped Hangers (T-SLOPEJST) for information regarding load reductions on selected hangers which can be used without modification to support joists which have shallow slopes (≤3/4:12).
  • Some model con gurations may differ from those shown. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie for details.
  • Some models are available in Type A (bevel cut). All models are available in Type B style (square cut). Contact Simpson Strong-Tie when ordering.
  • Hangers with a skew greater than 15° may have all the joist nails on the outside angle.
  • Skewed HWs have face nails and require a minimum header depth of 3 1/2".
  • Specify the slope up or down in degrees from the horizontal plane and/or the skew right or left in degrees from the perpendicular vertical plane. Specify whether low side, high side or center of joist will be ush with the top of the header (see illustration).
  • Uplift loads are not available for open/closed TF, TF sloped and offset options.

    Saddle Hanger
  • To order, add D to model and specify S dimension (see illustration).
  • Saddle hangers achieve catalog load listed. Saddle hangers on stud walls do not achieve catalog loads.
  • Recommended S dimension is 1/16" oversized for carrying members 2 1/2" wide and less or 1/8" oversized for greater than 2 1/2" wide.
  • Saddle versions are available on some W, WNP and HW models.

    Ridge Hanger (not available for uplift models)
  • Top flange may be sloped to a maximum of 35° to accommodate a ridge (see illustration). Specify angle of the slope. Reduce allowable load using straight-line interpolation. See Open/Closed example.

Related Literature

Load Tables

See Top Flange Hanger tables.

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

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

Nailer Table

  1. Uplift value for the HWU hanger is for depths ≤18" and are for DF/SP values only. Refer to uplift values in table below for taller depths.
  2. Attachment of nailer to supporting member is the responsibility of the Designer.

W Series with Various Header Applications

  1. Code values are based on DF/SP header species.
  2. WMU, WPU and HWU uplift loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  3. For hanger heights exceeding the joist height, the allowable load is 0.50 of the table load.
  4. Mid-wall Installation requires minimum of one grouted course above and below the hanger.
  5. Nails: 16d = 0.162" dia. x 3 1/2" long, 10d = 0.148" dia. x 3" long, 10d x 1 1/2" = 0.148" dia. x 1 1/2" long.
    See other nail sizes and information.

Modifications and Associated Load Reductions for W/WPU/WNP/WMU/HW/HWU

  1. WPU, WNPU, HWU have a maximum skew of 45° and can only be skewed when W ≤ 3 9/16"
  2. For straight-line interpolation, "a" is the specified angle.
  3. For skewed and offset top flange hangers, the maximum allowable load is 0.50 of the table load or 2,000 lb., whichever is lower.
  4. For type B hangers skewed and top flange offset in the opposite direction, hangers 3 1/2", the allowable load is 30% of the table load or 1,620 lb., whichever is lower.
  5. Reduction factors are not cumulative. Use the lowest factors that apply.
Reduction Factor Instructions

Allowable Download =
  (lowest of Seat, Top Flange, or Joist Height) x (Table Load). See pp. 154-159 for table loads.
Allowable Uplift =
  as noted in tables per height see tables above. (WPU, WNPU, HWU only)

 

Typical W Top View Skewed Left Type A Hanger
Typical W Top View
Skewed Left Type A Hanger
(Bevel cut joist shown)
Typical W Top Flange
Typical W Top Flange
Offset Left
Typical HW
Typical HW
Top Flange Sloped Down
Left with Low Side Flush
Typical W Skewed Left
Typical W Skewed Left
Type B Hanger
(Square cut joist shown)
Typical W Ridge Installation
Typical W Ridge Installation
Typical HW
Typical W Top Flange
Typical W Skewed Left
Typical HW sloped down, skewed right with type A hanger (Joist end must be bevel cut).
When ordering, specify low side flush, center flush or high side flush.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
HWSee specific model numbers for code listings.
HW1.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HW2.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HW29.25-2 RR25803
HW3.12X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HW3.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HW410 RR25800 FL10856
HW412 RR25800 FL10856
HW416 RR25800 FL10856
HW46 RR25800 FL10856
HW48 RR25800 FL10856
HW610 RR25800 FL10856
HW612 RR25800 FL10856
HW616 RR25800 FL10856
HW66 RR25800 FL10856
HW68 RR25800 FL10856
HW810 RR25800 FL10856
HW812 RR25800 FL10856
HW814 RR25800 FL10856
HW816 RR25800 FL10856
HW86 RR25800 FL10856
HW88 RR25800 FL10856
HWP No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWP1.56 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP1.81 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP2.56 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP3.56 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP5.12 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP5.62 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP66 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWP7.12 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWPH No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWPH2.56 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWPH3.56 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWPH5.12 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWPH5.62 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWPH7.12 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 FL10667
HWUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
HWU1.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU2.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU211.25-2 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU3.12X ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25804
HWU3.56/11.25 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25804
HWU3.56/9.25 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25803
HWU3.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU4.68X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU410 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800
HWU412 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
HWU414 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
HWU416 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
HWU610 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU612 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU614 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU616 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU66 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HWU68 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WMSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WM210 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM210-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM211.25 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM211.25-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523
WM212 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM212-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM214 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM214-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM216 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM216-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM26 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM26-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM28 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM28-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM29.25 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM29.25-2 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM3.12X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM3.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM310 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM312 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM314 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM316 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM34 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM36 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM38 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM4.68X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM410 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM412 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM414 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM416 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM44 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM46 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM48 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM610 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM612 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM614 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM616 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WM66 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WM68 ESR-2877 ESR-2523 RR25806
WMUNo code listing: Please contact us for test data.
WMU1.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WMU2.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WMU3.12X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WMU3.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WMU4.68X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WMU5.50X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WNPSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WNP210-2 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP212-2 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP214-2 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP216-2 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP26-2 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP28-2 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP312 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP314 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP316 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP412 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP414 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP416 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP610 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP66 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNP68 ESR-2553 ESR-2523 RR25800 FL10856
WNPU No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WPSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WP2.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WP29.25 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10667
WP29.25-2 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25804 FL10667
WP3.12X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WP3.56/5.5 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WP3.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WP4.68X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WPUSee specific model numbers for code listings.
WPU2.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WPU211.25-2 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WPU29.25-2 RR25803
WPU3.56/11.25 ESR-2615 ESR-2523 RR25803
WPU3.56X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
WPU5.50X No code listing. Please contact us for test data.

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

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
HW1.56XNone
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW2.56XNone
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW29.25-2None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW3.12XNone
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW3.56XNone
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW410None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW412None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW416None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW46None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW48None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW610None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW612None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW616None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW66None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW68None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW810None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW812None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW814None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW816None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW86None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HW88None
CC-HW Installed Perspective View
DWG DXF
HW1.56X Installed Perspective View - CC with HW
DWG DXF
HWPNone None
HWP1.56None None
HWP1.81None None
HWP2.56None None
HWP3.56None None
HWP5.12None None
HWP5.62None None
HWP66None None
HWP7.12None None
HWPH2.56None None
HWPH3.56None None
HWPH5.12None None
HWPH5.62None None
HWPH7.12None None
HWU1.56XNone None
HWU2.56XNone None
HWU211.25-2None None
HWU3.12XNone None
HWU3.56/11.25None None
HWU3.56/9.25
HWU3.56/9.25 Front View
DWG DXF
HWU3.56/9.25 Right View
DWG DXF
HWU3.56/9.25 Top View
DWG DXF
None
HWU3.56XNone None
HWU4.68XNone None
HWU410None None
HWU412None None
HWU414None None
HWU416None None
HWU610None None
HWU612None None
HWU614None None
HWU616None None
HWU66None None
HWU68None None
WM210None None
WM210-2None None
WM211.25None None
WM211.25-2None None
WM212None None
WM212-2None None
WM214None None
WM214-2None None
WM216None None
WM216-2None None
WM26None None
WM26-2None None
WM28None None
WM28-2None None
WM29.25None None
WM29.25-2None None
WM3.12XNone None
WM3.56XNone None
WM310None None
WM312None None
WM314None None
WM316None None
WM34None None
WM36None None
WM38None None
WM4.68XNone None
WM410None None
WM412
WM412 Front View
DWG DXF
WM412 Left View
DWG DXF
WM412 Right View
DWG DXF
WM412 Top View
DWG DXF
None
WM414None None
WM416None None
WM44None None
WM46None None
WM48None None
WM610None None
WM612None None
WM614None None
WM616None None
WM66None None
WM68None None
WMU1.56XNone None
WMU2.56XNone None
WMU3.12XNone None
WMU3.56XNone None
WMU4.68XNone None
WMU5.50XNone None
WNPNone None
WNP210-2None None
WNP212-2None None
WNP214-2None None
WNP216-2None None
WNP26-2None None
WNP28-2None None
WNP312None None
WNP314None None
WNP316None None
WNP412None None
WNP414None None
WNP416None None
WNP610None None
WNP66None None
WNP68None None
WP2.56XNone None
WP29.25None None
WP29.25-2None None
WP3.12XNone None
WP3.56/5.5None None
WP3.56XNone None
WP4.68XNone None
WPUNone None
WPU2.56X
WPU1.56X Front View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Left View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Right View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Top View
DWG DXF
None
WPU211.25-2None None
WPU29.25-2None None
WPU3.56/11.25
WPU1.56X Front View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Left View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Right View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Top View
DWG DXF
None
WPU3.56X
WPU1.56X Front View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Left View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Right View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Top View
DWG DXF
None
WPU5.50X
WPU1.56X Front View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Left View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Right View
DWG DXF
WPU1.56X Top View
DWG DXF
None