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TC Truss Connector

TC

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 10d 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® 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. 10d joist nails must be clinched.
  4. Optional TC26 installation with 10d nails requires minimum 3" top plate thickness.
  5. NAILS: 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
TCSee specific model numbers for code listings.
TC24 ESR-2605 ESR-2523 FL10861
TC26 ESR-2605 ESR-2523 FL10861
TC28 ESR-2605 ESR-2523 FL10861

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
TCNone
TC View 1
DWG DXF
TC View 3
DWG DXF
TC View 2
DWG DXF
TC24
TC24
DWGDXF
TC24 front view
DWG DXF
TC24 left view
DWG DXF
TC24 right view
DWG DXF
TC24 top view
DWG DXF
None
TC26
TC26
DWGDXF
TC26 front view
DWG DXF
TC26 left view
DWG DXF
TC26 right view
DWG DXF
None
TC28
TC28
DWGDXF
TC28 front view
DWG DXF
TC28 left view
DWG DXF
TC28 right view
DWG DXF
None