The Stud Plate Tie series offers various solutions for connecting the stud to the top and bottom plates. All models can be used to make a connection to either the top or bottom plate, and several are suitable for double top plates and studs.

Material: DSP/SSP/SPH—18 gauge, TSP—16 gauge; all others—20 gauge

Finish: Galvanized. Some products available in ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information.


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • TSP/DSP/SSP – sill plate installation – fill all round holes.
  • TSP/DSP/SSP – top plate installation – fill all round and triangle holes
  • SP1/SP2/SP3/SP5 – one of the 10d common stud nails is driven at a 45° angle through the stud into the plate.
  1. SP1, 2, 3 and SP5: drive one stud nail at an angle through the stud into the plate to achieve the table load (see illustration).
  2. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  3. RSP4 – see Installation details (1) and (2) for reference.
  4. RSP4 F2 is 250 lbs. (installation 1) and 250 lbs. (installation 2). F1 load is 210 lbs. for both installations.
  5. Maximum load for SPH in Southern Yellow Pine is 1490 lbs for center loading and 745 lbs for side loading.
  6. When cross-grain bending or cross-grain tension cannot be avoided, mechanical reinforcement to resist such forces should be considered.
  7. For retrofit application see technical bulletin T-C-STRAPS.
  8. Use Side (eccentric) load when uplift loads are applied to only one face of the top plate.
  9. Use Center (concentric) loads when uplift loads are applied at the centerline of the top plate, or where equal loads are applied to both sides of the top plate. Center loads should also be used for stud to bottom plate loads.
  10. NAILS: 10d = 0.148″ dia. x 3″ long,
    10dx1 1/2 = 0.148″ dia. x 1 1/2″ long,
    8dx1 1/2 = 0.131″ dia. x 1 1/2″ long.
    See other nail sizes and information.
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