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RTC Rigid Tie® Connector

RTC

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Two-Piece Post Caps

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The RTC is a uniquely designed rigid tie connector that connects two horizontal members at a corner to a vertical wood member. Manufactured to high-quality standards to ensure solid performance, this corner rigid tie connector features a galvanized finish for added corrosion resistance.

Key Features

  • Compatible with Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SD screws
  • Constructed from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
  • Easier and stronger than angled fastening

Material

  • RTC44 14 gauge; all others 18 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized or ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Always follow manufacturer’s instructions when using power tools and building equipment

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Load Tables

    RTC44 is approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

AC/LPCZ/LCE/RTC Post Caps Load Table
  1. The allowable download for the mitered RTC44 connection is limited to the bearing of the mitered beams on the post and shall be determined by the designer.
  2. The allowable download for the main beam in the square-cut RTC44 connection is limited to the bearing of the beam on the post and shall be determined by the designer. The side beam allowable download is 1,170 lb.
  3. The combined uplift loads applied to all the beams must not exceed the post allowable uplift load listed in the table.
  4. 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.

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