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Title: H10 Connectors
Post by: Tennessee Pride(Guest) on March 07, 2006, 01:46:41 PM

I am building the 20x30. I have completed the wall framing, set the beams for the loft inside, set the collar ties, and built the trusses as per the pan specs. I have some help lined up for this Friday to set my trusses on the walls. One small problem, the H10 truss ties specified in the plans are not a stock item and want be in this Friday. I can't push off my help, it was to hard to get cordinated for this Friday. Is there any other alternative I could use or a temporary measure (toe-nailing) until I get the H10 ties. Please help.

Thanks 8-)
Title: Re: H10 Connectors
Post by: jraabe on March 07, 2006, 02:52:08 PM
The H-10 is only one of many connectors that could be used to make a solid connection between the rafter and the plate.

One of the most universally available would be the A-35 framing anchor. I'll bet you can find several ways to get it to tie both the rafter and the blocking to the top plates.

Every job site should have a bag of these sitting around anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: H10 Connectors
Post by: tennessee todd(Guest) on March 07, 2006, 03:24:51 PM
Thanks John.
Title: Re: H10 Connectors
Post by: Tennesee Pride(Guest) on March 09, 2006, 03:45:51 PM
Hey John or Glenn,

I went by and picked up some A35 connectors. Should I assume that I will need two connectors for each truss leg?

Title: Re: H10 Connectors
Post by: glenn-k on March 09, 2006, 05:22:23 PM
Many of the Simpson illustrations show only one used - one situation shows 2.   There are multiple applications.  The only thing I would worry about if using 2 is to use them in a manner that won't  cause so many nails in one area that it will split the wood.

 Simpson A35 (
 Simpson H connectors (

How well you have to tie it down may depend on your local conditions.

I'm sure John can give you better information.  I just assist him with the forum and have decent general building knowledge.
Title: Re: H10 Connectors
Post by: jraabe on March 09, 2006, 06:44:27 PM
I concure with Glenn, one A35 per rafter is generally enough for a standard load environment and about all you can install without breaking things up. If you are in a big earthquake or high wind area the H-10 (or H-1 if more available) will give you more lock-down resistance to side and uplift loads.
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