Simpson Strong Tie HU Heavy Face-Mount Joist Hanger
The HU is designed for structures requiring additional strength and safety factors. Some models of this heavy-duty, face-mount hanger can be special ordered with a skewable seat and a seat that slopes as far as up to 45°.
Added triangular holes on most models for additional load capacity
HU-series hangers are tested, load rated and code compliant
Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information.
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
Can be installed filling round holes only, or filling round and triangle holes for maximum values.
U Series Modifications and Associated Load Reduction Factors
Modified seat is sloped, skewed, or both. If sloped only or skewed only, use a smooth-shank stainless-steel reduction of 0.65.
For hanger applications with both flanges concealed, W must be at least 2 5/16″. To order, ask for HUCXXX. For skewed HUC, only flange on acute side is concealed.
Skews over 50° require a square-cut joist.
Reduction Factor Instructions
Allowable Download = Seat x Flange x Stainless Steel Nails x Other Fastener Substitutions x (Table Load) Allowable Uplift = 0.75 x Face Fastener Type x (Table Load) for skewed or sloped 1.00 x Face Fastener Type x (Table Load) for non-skewed or non-sloped
On a Sunday evening in the summer of 1956, Barclay Simpson’s doorbell rang. A neighbor’s brother had stopped by to ask if he could make a product to connect the ends of 2x4s for a roof. Barclay replied, “Of course!” So he sat down with his plant foreman, developed some rough sketches and used a punch press to create his first joist hanger.
That simple beginning was about more than just solving problems. For Barclay, it was about putting the customer first. Our phrase–”Our customers are our bosses”– is a simple philosophy that permeates all that we do.
At Simpson Strong-Tie, it’s about enjoying what we do, doing it right and supporting our customers every step of the way–from order placed to product installed.
Today, Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural product solutions–solutions that not only help our customers, but help make structures safer and stronger. The company is recognized as the genuine connector brand in the residential construction industry, and also for its ever-expanding offering of shearwalls, moment frames and fasteners. In the last two decades, the company has expanded further with products for infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction, including mechanical anchors, adhesives and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete and masonry.
But even with all of the growth, we still keep it simple, focusing on the core values that Barclay instilled and living up to our reputation of reliability, innovation, quality and service.