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HTSQ Twist Strap

HTSQ

The HTSQ twist straps provide a tension connection between two wood members and are designed to resist uplift for decks, boardwalks and beams economically. The HTSQ is quicker, easier and more economical to install when compared to bolted straps. HTSQ provides a strong connection with fewer fasteners than nailed HTS straps when incorporating Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. Strong-Drive SDS screws with a double-barrier coating finish are included with HTSQ straps in a ZMAX® coating. For stainless-steel HTSQ straps, stainless-steel SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws are provided.

Key Features

  • Quicker and more consistent installation than bolts
  • Better fastener withdrawal resistance than nails
  • Corrosion resistance finish options

Material

  • 14 gauge

Finish

  • ZMAX® coating or stainless steel; see Corrosion Information

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

Ordering Information

  • HTSQ in ZMAX® finish sold in kits of 30. When ordering, use HTSQ16ZKT and/or HTSQ20ZKT.

Related Literature

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

  1. Uplift (160) loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed.
  2. Tabulated loads are for a single connector. Multiple connectors may be used when the fasteners do not interfere.
  3. Install four fasteners in each member to achieve full loads. HTSQ20 has (2) extra holes per side to allow for installation flexibility

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
HTSQ No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HTSQ16Z-SDS No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HTSQ20Z-SDS No code listing. Please contact us for test data.

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
HTSQNone
Typical HTSQ Installation with Multiple Straps
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HTSQ16
HTSQ16
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HTSQ16 front view
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HTSQ16 left view
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HTSQ16 right view
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Typical HTSQ16 Installation
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HTSQ16
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HTSQ20None None