Strong-Drive® SDWC TRUSS Screw

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The Strong-Drive SDWC Truss Screw is tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC233 (screw) and AC13 (wall assembly and roof-to-wall assembly) for uplift and lateral loads between wall plates and vertical wall framing and between the top plate and the roof rafters or trusses. Strong-Drive SDWC15450 is recognized for use in chemically treated wood as described in the evaluation report.

 

For Truss/Rafter-to-Plate Connections:

The Strong-Drive® SDWC provides a time-saving and reliable option to fastening trusses and rafters to wall top plates. The SDWC offers fully tested loads in accordance with ICC-ES AC233 (screw) and ICC-ES AC13 (roof-to-wall assembly), and installs easily and effectively without pre-drilling.

Features:

  • Fully-threaded shank engages the entire length of the fastener, providing a secure connection between the roof and wall framing members
  • Cap-style head countersinks fully into the double top plate to avoid interference with drywall or finish trades
  • Can be installed from inside the structure, eliminating exterior work on the upper stories and enhancing job safety

For Stud-to-Plate
Connections:

The Strong-Drive® SDWC provides an easy-to-install, high-capacity solution for stud-to-bottom plate or stud-to-top plate(s) connections in light-frame wood construction. This screw is tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC233 (screw), and as connection assemblies for uplift and lateral loads between wall plates and vertical wall framing. The SDWC does not require pre-drilling, and is available in two lengths (4½” and 6″) to address most stud-to-plate connections including wood floor systems and concrete/masonry foundations.

Features:

  • Installs faster than other stud-to-plate uplift and lateral connection methods
  • Fully-threaded shank engages the entire length of the fastener, providing a secure connection between the wall plate and vertical framing members
  • Installs from inside the structure and within the wall cavity, minimizing conflict with finish materials, increasing jobsite safety and reducing thermal conductivity
  • Multiple Strong-Drive® SDWC (up to 3 per stud) may be used to increase uplift and lateral resistance

Features for All Applications:

  • Wide installation-angle range makes it easier to install the SDWC correctly
  • Fastening can be performed before or after exterior sheathing is applied for added flexibility
  • Metal installation guide tool (included) to help ensure proper installation
  • Matched-tolerance driver bit (included) engages fastener head securely to allow one-handed driving (replacement bit part no. BIT30T-R1)
  • Type-17 point for faster starts and easier driving
  • 6-lobe drive reduces cam out, enabling easier driving 6-lobe

Material: Carbon steel

Finish: SDWC15450—E-Coat™; SDWC15600—Clear Zinc Coating (with Orange Topcoat)

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