Simpson Connectors

Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors offer unmatched quality combined with a strong commitment to customer service. Simpson built the connector industry by working closely with contractors, specifiers and code officials to deliver innovative, code-listed solutions.

Column Bases
Hayward sells the Simpson CBS column base, which installs with machine bolts and provides tested capacity. The 1″ standoff (included) meets code requirements for structural posts installed in basements or exposed to weather or water splash. The CBSQ uses Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, which allow for fast installation, reduced reveal and high capacity, provides a greater net section area of the column compared to bolts.

Column Caps
The Simpson column caps offered by Hayward provide a high capacity connection for column-beam combinations. The design uses Simpson Strong-Tie®Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws to provide faster installation and provides a greater net section area of the column compared to bolts. The SDS screws provide for a lower profile compared to standard through bolts.

The Simpson HDU Holdowns sold by Hayward are pre-deflected during the manufacturing process, virtually eliminating deflection under load due to material stretch. They use Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws which install easily, reduce fastener slip and provide a greater net section when compared to bolts.

HDU Special Features:
Holdown designs virtually eliminate deflection due to material stretch.
Uses Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws which install easily, reduce fastener slip, and provide a greater net section area of the post compared to bolts.

Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws are supplied with the holdowns to ensure proper fasteners are used.
No stud bolts to countersink at openings.

The DTT tension ties are designed for lighter-duty holdown applications on single or 2x posts. They are installed with nails or Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive SD Connector screws. These holdowns have been tested for use in designed shearwalls and prescriptive braced wall panels as well as prescriptive wood-deck applications.

Post Bases and Post Caps
Hayward stocks Simpson post bases and post caps, which allow for the connection of 2-2x’s to a 4x post or 3-2x’s to a 6x post. The double-shear nailing between beam and post gives added strength to the product The Simpson BC series offers dual purpose post cap/base for light cap or base connections.

Hybrid Hangars
Hayward offers the Simpson IUS, a hybrid hanger that incorporates the advantages of the face mount and top mount hanger. Installation is fast with the Strong-Grip™ seat, easy-to-reach face nails and self-jigging locator tabs.

Joist Hangers
Hayward sells Simpson hangers designed for commercial and high load I-joist applications without requiring web stiffeners. Many feature positive angle nailing, which minimizes splitting of the flanges while permitting time-saving nailing from a better angle. Hayward also offers a dedicated range of Simpson top flange I-joist hangers that meet the unique needs of I-joists while offering superior performance and ease of installation.

Hayward sells Simpson’s innovative ITS hanger, which sets the standard for engineered wood top flange hangers. The ITS installs faster and uses fewer nails than any other EWP top flange hanger. The new Strong-Grip™ seat and Funnel Flange™ features allow standard joist installation without requiring joist nails resulting in the lowest installed cost. The Strong-Grip seat firmly secures I-joists with flange thicknesses from 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″.
For solid sawn lumber, the LSU and LSSU series of hangers may be sloped and skewed in the field, offering a versatile solution for attaching joists and rafters. These hangers may be sloped up or down and skewed left or right, up to 45°.Hurricane Ties.

Double shear joist hangers have double-shear nailing. This innovation distributes the load through two points on each joist nail for greater strength. It also allows the use of fewer nails, faster installation, and the use of standard nails for all connections.

Hurricane Ties
Hayward stocks Simpson Strong-Tie® hurricane ties, which provide a positive connection between truss/rafter and the wall of the structure to resist wind and seismic forces. These ties include the HGA10, which attaches to gable trusses and provides good lateral wind resistance, as well as the HS24 attaches the bottom chord of a truss or rafter at pitches from 0/12 to 4/12 to double 2×4 top plates. Double shear nailing allows for higher lateral resistance.

Moment Frames
Moment frames help hold together five-story buildings during an earthquake or allow builders to more easily retrofit structures and install larger window and door openings in homes. They provide high lateral-force resistance in a compact area for wood, steel and masonry construction. They are also time-intensive to design and labor-intensive to install. The Simpson Strong Frame® ordinary moment frame has taken these factors into consideration and created a cost-effective alternative to traditional frames.

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