which hurrican tie for Deck joist?

Old 10-31-17, 05:53 AM
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which hurrican tie for Deck joist?

Hanging my joists over the cantilever beam and am attaching them to the beam
But which hurrican tie or hurricane strap (for the rim joists)
there seem to be 2 types of each at my home depot
one for 88 cents more or less
and then one for $3

same question goes for the these two ties,
88Cents https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-...e-H8/100375232
$2.80 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-...5ASS/203079171

I already have the cheaper , would have to order the more expensive. Is one a no go and the other one a must have ? seems one is stainless stell/ galvanized
This is for a small residential deck 11' x 11' house attached

I picked the cheaper ones out of the "deck area" in home depot" they didnt have the more expensive ones (only online)
Old 10-31-17, 06:26 AM
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The H1 can be used for regular joists or rafters, but not for rim joists. For rim joists you need a H2.5 since you are nailing on only one side at the edge of the deck. You really could use H2.5 for everything. You will find that there are lefts and rights. They have different qualities (load ratings) which you can find at the Simpson website.

The H10 is like the H1 but is for masonry applications . The H8 is like the H2.5 but is longer.

Zmax or stainless is a preference. Sometimes you want to use stainless on cedar for extra protection against discoloration..
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ahhh.. I feel better.. Thank you.

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