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VGT Variable-Pitch Girder Tiedown

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Description

The VGT is a girder tiedown for moderate- to high-load applications with girder trusses. This variable tiedown is designed for installation on the side of a truss, and it attaches with Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. The VGT can be bolted down into place in combination with a holdown or bolted directly to the foundation.

Key Features

  • Suitable for retrofit applications
  • Available with one flange concealed for attachment to trusses with no tail
  • Load rated to resist high-wind forces

Material

  • 7 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized

Installation

  • Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws included
  • The product can be installed in a single application or in pairs to achieve a higher uplift capacity
  • Can be installed on roof pitches up to 8/12 or on a bottom chord designed to transfer the load
  • Screw holes are configured to allow for double installation on a two-ply (minimum) truss
  • When installing on trusses with no overhangs, specify VGTR/L
  • Install washer component (provided) so top of washer is horizontal and parallel with top plate of wall
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