Angles & Straps
Compression and Tension Straps
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The HFS Hardy Frame® Saddle is a 14 gauge steel channel intended to be used as a splice at locations where plumbing or other vertical penetrations destroy the structural integrity of a walls top plates.
Materials: 14 gauge
Finish: G60 galvanizing
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- Use all specified fasteners.
- The Saddle can be installed over the top or from the underside of the top plates, and is capable of resisting both tension and compression loads in a clearspan of up to 4-1/2″ inches.
- For wall depths greater than 3-1/2″, or to install after plumbing lines have been run, the product can be separated into two “L” shapes by gripping the legs of the channel and flexing the top surface along the serration lines.
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Typical HFS installation to underside of double top plates
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