Simpson Strong-Tie is a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions. Recently, the company introduced the LTTP2. This is a next-generation light tension tie. Simpson Strong-Tie designed it to resist tension loads when used to attach wood to concrete or masonry walls. The LTTP2’s patent-pending, one-piece design offers 25% higher allowable loads than its predecessors, increasing design flexibility.
Simpson Strong-Tie fabricated this item from a single piece of galvanized steel. Additionally, the LTTP2 features an extruded anchor bolthole to accommodate 1/2″, 5/8″ and 3/4″ bolt diameters. It also has two separate nailing patterns. One is the obround holes. They spaced these 3″ apart for I-joist purlins. The other is square holes spaced to accommodate the narrow face of 2x solid sawn purlins.
You can install the LTTP2 vertically on the wide face of a minimum 2×4 stud for holdown applications. Additionally, you can also fasten it with nails or Strong-Drive SD Connector screws.
“The one-piece design of the tested, code-listed LTTP2 simplifies installation for contractors, and the innovative nailing pattern means one product can be used for multiple applications, increasing efficiency and productivity on the jobsite,” says Sam Hensen, Simpson Strong-Tie vice president of lateral systems and connectors. “With increased allowable loads, the LTTP2 gives designers greater versatility without sacrificing strength.”
In addition to innovations that accommodate higher allowable loads and multiple applications, the LTTP2 features a low-profile seat to reduce visibility of the connector. For more information about the LTTP2 light tension tie, including code reports, allowable load tables, and simple installation instructions, visit the holdown and tension tie product detail pages at strongtie.com.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions. The company has both products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, the company has an unmatched passion for problem-solving through both skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Both the structural systems research and rigorous testing enable them to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Simpson-Strong Tie’s dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding their customers with exceptional service and support has been core to their mission since 1956. For more information, either visit strongtie.com or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.