EWP Hangers

Fire Wall Hangers for Beams and Purlins


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MiTek has expanded the FWH Fire Wall Hanger series to include the higher load carrying capacity FWHBP, the Fire Wall Hanger for Beams and Purlins. The FWHBP transfers the load into the supporting wall thru bearing on the top plates and directly attaching to the stud pack or post below. As with the FWH hanger, the advanced design allows you to install the hangers before the drywall is attached, allowing your project to be completely framed-up and weather-tight before the drywall sheathing shows up on site.

2 Hour Fire Rating: FWH hangers are tested per ASTM E814 standards. When installed on one side of a maximum 2 hour fire-rated wall assembly, the penetration of the MiTek FWH Fire Wall Hanger through the gypsum wallboard will not reduce the fire resistive rating of the 2 hour fire resistive assembly.

Patents: U.S. Patent No. 10,179,992
Materials: 12 gauge
Finish: Primer
Code Reports: View Code Report Table

Technical Bulletins


  • Install the face of hanger flanges tight to stud wall framing.
  • The end of the truss/joist should measure 1- 5/8″ from the face of the supporting wall.
  • The truss/joist should bear fully on the FWH seat with a gap no greater than 1/8″ between the end of the supported member and the hanger.
  • Gypsum Wallboard Installation – Use the FWH-T template to slot cut the gypsum wallboard. See FWH-T Template Sequence. Slide the gypsum wallboard into position and fasten to the framing members meeting the minimum requirements specified by code.

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Welded Top Flange Installation

Welded Top Flange Installation View / Download the above load table as a PDF