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WB Wall Bracing

WB

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The WB is designed to resist racking during construction and provide long-term strength for structural walls. This wall bracing provides resistance to in-plane forces, creating an overall stronger structure. While not designed to replace structural panel shearwall load-carrying components, the WB is a cost-effective option that fulfills the same code bracing requirements as a 1x4 let-in brace with a faster install process.

Key Features

  • Prevents cosmetic damage, performance problems and structural failure over time
  • Helps resist lateral loads resulting from wind and earthquake forces
  • Galvanized for corrosion resistance
  • Reference WBC for coiled strap option

Material

  • 16 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Install in “X” pairs or in opposing “V” fashion
  • Use with 16" or 24" o.c. 2x4 (min.) studs

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
WB106 16 9'–5 5/8" Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
WB126 16 11'–4 3/8" Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Product Information Tables

Wall Bracing and Fastener Information Table

WB/WBC/TWB/RCWB Wall Bracing Product Table
  1. 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

PDF DWG DXF RFA IFC SAT