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TC Scissor Truss Connector

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The TC truss connector is an ideal connector for scissor trusses and can allow horizontal movement up to 1 1/4". The TC also attaches plated trusses to top plates or sill plates to resist uplift forces. Typically used on one or both ends of truss as determined by the Designer.

Material

  • 16 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Drive 0.148" x 3" nails into the truss at the inside end of the slotted holes (inside end is towards the center of the truss and clinch on back side). Do not seat these nails into the truss — allow room under the nail head for movement of the truss with respect to the wall.
  • After installation of roofing materials nails may be required to be fully seated into the truss. (As required by the Designer or Truss Designer).

Optional TC Installation

  • Bend one flange up 90°. Drive specified nails into the top and face of the top plates or install Titen® 2 screws into the top and face of masonry wall. See optional load tables and installation details.

Related Literature

Load Tables

  1. See footnotes below.

Optional TC Installation Table

  1. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Grout strength is 2,000 psi minimum.
  3. Nail values based on single 2x truss. 0.148" x 3" joist nails must be clinched.
  4. Optional TC26 installation with 0.148" x 3" nails requires minimum 3" top-plate thickness.
  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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