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LTS/MTS/HTS Twist Straps

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Twist Straps

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Twist straps provide a tension connection between two wood members. They resist uplift at the heel of a truss economically. LTS/MTS have a 2"-bend section, and HTS has a 3 3/4"-bend section that eliminates interference at the transition points between the two members.

Material

  • LTS — 18 gauge; MTS — 16 gauge; HTS — 14 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel and ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • LTS, MTS and HTS are available with the bend reversed. Specify "-REV" after the model number, such as MTS16-REV.

Related Literature

Load Tables

Load Values with Nails

    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.

    For stainless-steel fasteners, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

    Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

LTS/MTS/HTS Twist Straps Load Table
  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. LTS12 through LTS20, MTS16 through MTS30, and HTS24 through HTS30C (except HTS30) have additional nail holes.
  3. All straps except the MTS30 and HTS30 have the twist in the center of the strap.
  4. Twist straps do not need to be wrapped over the truss to achieve the allowable load.
  5. May be installed on the inside face of the stud.
  6. Allowable lateral loads are F1 = 75 lb. and F2 = 125 lb. when the following installation requirements are met. The first seven nail holes on each side of the bend must be filled with 0.148" x 1 1/2" minimum nails. All additional fasteners may be installed in any remaining strap holes.
  7. 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.
MTS30 Installation with I-joist Rafter
MTS30 Installation with I-joist Rafter
Load Values with Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws
Model No. Fasteners (Total) Allowable TensionLoads (DF/SP) Allowable TensionLoads (SPF/HF)
(160) (160)

    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.

MTS12 14-SD9112 870 750
MTS16 14-SD9112 870 750
MTS20 14-SD9112 940 810

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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