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LTS Light Twist Strap

LTS

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Strong-Rod® URS Components

This product's information may differ depending on the category of use. You are currently viewing details related to Strong-Rod® URS Components. You can also view product information related to the categories of: Twist Straps, Roof Truss and Rafter Connectors, Ties, and Straps for Cold-Formed Steel Construction

The LTS provides a tension connection between two members, resisting light to medium uplift loads at the rafter or heel of a truss. This economical light twist strap has a small bend section to reduce interference at the transition points between the two members.

Key Features

  • Available with the bend reversed
  • Versatile with many lengths offered to fit the specific application
  • Straps do not need to be wrapped over the truss to achieve the allowable load

Material

  • 18 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel; see Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Available with the bend reversed. Specify "-REV" after the model number, such as LTS16-REV.

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
LTS12 43 18 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS12-REV 43 18 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS12SS 43 18 12 Stainless Steel 1
LTS16 43 18 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS16-REV 43 18 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS18 43 18 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS18-REV 43 18 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS18SS 43 18 18 Stainless Steel 1
LTS20 43 18 20 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTS20-REV 43 18 20 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

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.

LTS Twist Straps Load Table
  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. LTS12 through LTS20 have additional nail holes.
  3. All straps 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.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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