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WMU GFCMU Top-Flange Hanger


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Top-Flange Hangers for Solid Sawn Lumber

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The WMU is designed for use on standard 8"-grouted masonry block wall construction (GFCMU).


  • 12-gauge top flange and stirrup


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


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Minimum f'm is 1,500 psi.
  • End vertical must be minimum double 2x.
  • Mid-Wall Installation:
    Installed between blocks with two 0.162" x 3 1/2" 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.
  • Top-of-Wall Installation:
    Install on top of wall to a grouted beam with Titen® 2 masonry screws.
  • Refer to technical bulletin Sloped Joist in Non-Sloped Hangers (T-C-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).


  • WMU may be sloped up to 45° with no reduction in download or uplift.
  • WMU may be skewed up to 45° with no reduction in download. There is no uplift load available.
  • WMU may have the top flange offset left or right for placement in corners. The allowable download is 0.50 of the table load. Uplift loads do not apply.

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Load Tables

WMU GFCMU 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. Grout-filled CMU (GFCMU) shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'm = 1,500 psi.
  3. See figures for top-of-wall and mid-wall installation.
  4. Products shall be installed such that Titen® 2 screws are not exposed to exterior environments.
  5. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. Titen 2 screws are Simpson Strong-Tie masonry screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

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