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Tennessee Pride(Guest)

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H10 Connectors
« on: March 07, 2006, 01:46:41 PM »
Anyone,

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-)

jraabe

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Re: H10 Connectors
« Reply #1 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.  ;)


tennessee todd(Guest)

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Re: H10 Connectors
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 03:24:51 PM »
Thanks John.

Tennesee Pride(Guest)

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Re: H10 Connectors
« Reply #3 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?

Thanks

glenn-k

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Re: H10 Connectors
« Reply #4 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.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2006, 05:23:11 PM by glenn-k »


jraabe

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Re: H10 Connectors
« Reply #5 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.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2006, 06:30:59 AM by jraabe »

 

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