Stiffwall® Flat Strap
Flat strap is the tension element used to transfer loads between diagonally located strap tracks. Flat strap selection is simplified to 6 strap types (see chart below), with load capacity factored using standard 12ga (97mils) strap track
- Screw shear values are based on #12 (0.216") screw attached to 97 mil (12 ga) Strap Track.
Flat Strap is cut to length with square ends, and will need to be cut to final length in the field. To determine the length of the flat straps, follow these simple steps:
This will result in a length in feet that you can work with. If C equals a whole number, you may want to add 2 to make sure the length is enough.
Example: 8’ wall height with a width of 16’ would look like this:
Some points to remember concerning Flat Strap:
1000FS68Mil 10” Flat Strap 68 Mil (14ga), 50ksi Strap
800FS68Mil 8” Flat Strap 68 Mil (14ga), 50ksi Strap
800FS54Mil 8” Flat Strap 54 Mil (16ga), 50ksi Strap
600FS54Mil 6” Flat Strap 54 Mil (16ga), 50ksi Strap
400FS54Mil 4” Flat Strap 54 Mil (16ga), 50ksi Strap