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The file below provides general information for the installer and can also be found in the Connectors for Masonry and Timber Catalogue.
These notes are provided to ensure proper installation of Simpson Strong-Tie® products and must be followed fully.Simpson Strong-Tie® reserves the right to change specifications, designs and models without notice. .
Characteristic capacities specified in this catalogue are based on C16 timber grades unless otherwise specified and are presented for use with Limit State Design methods in accordance with Eurocode 5.
Connectors are steel and will corrode and lose load-carrying capacity if exposed to ocean salt air, corrosive fire-retardant chemicals, fertilizers, or other substances that adversely affect steel. In corrosive environments, especially for connectors that are not exposed to rain or periodic washing, deterioration will occur at a faster rate. The service life of galvanised connectors in a temperate marine environment can be greatly improved by homeowner maintenance. Fasteners of comparable material should be used to install the product.
Pressure-preservative treated and fire-retardant wood can be caustic to zinc coated (or galvanised) steel. Galvanised connectors should not be placed in contact with treated wood that has not been properly air-seasoned or properly kiln dried. See material supplier for specific recommendations.