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.
- LTS — 18 gauge; MTS — 16 gauge; HTS — 14 gauge
- Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel and ZMAX®; see Corrosion Information.
- 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.
Load Values with Nails
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.
- See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
- LTS12 through LTS20, MTS16 through MTS30, and HTS24 through HTS30C (except HTS30) have additional nail holes.
- All straps except the MTS30 and HTS30 have the twist in the center of the strap.
- Twist straps do not need to be wrapped over the truss to achieve the allowable load.
- May be installed on the inside face of the stud.
- 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.
- 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.
|Model No.||Fasteners (Total)||Allowable TensionLoads (DF/SP)||Allowable TensionLoads (SPF/HF)|