Collar Tie Bracket

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Old 01-07-05, 04:26 AM
jmazur
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Collar Tie Bracket

Hi all--

I am going to install collar ties on the existing rafters in my 60 year old (20'x30' - yeah, it's small but it's mine) beach cottage dwelling.

Can anyone recommend a good collar tie bracket?

Thanks much.

--j
 
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Old 01-09-05, 06:17 PM
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Simpsons makes all types of connectors, well known company that makes quality products. Here's a link to their products page, you should be able to locate what you're looking ofr there. HTH

http://www.strongtie.com/products/Ca...?source=topnav
 
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Old 01-10-05, 07:03 AM
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Thanks...

thanks for the link.
that was good.

although, i wound up just nailing the collar-ties to the rafters approximately 1/3 down.

now, i'm going to plan to retro a truss into the scheme for additional support.
 
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Old 02-02-05, 03:35 PM
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the higher you install the collar tie, the less effective it is, and also the more nails you need.
 
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