GBC Gable Brace Connector


The GBC provides a proven, tested connection for the anchorage of building stability bracing to the top of the gable end wall. With allowable bracing installation angles between 40° to 60°, the GBC offers greater flexibility in a connector rated for both tension and compression loads.

Material: 16 gauge

Finish: Galvanized

  1. For 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 (or larger) LVL gable brace, the allowable load at 40° to 45° is 635 lbs. towards anchors, 515 lbs. away from anchors.
  2. Loads have been increased 60% for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  3. Use a minimum 2×4 gable brace. Larger members may be used.
  4. NAILS: 8d = 0.131″ dia. x 2 1/2″ long, 8dx1 1/2 = 0.131″ dia. x 1 1/2″ long. See other nail sizes and information.