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WMU GFCMU Top-Flange Hanger

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The WMU is designed for use on standard 8″ grout-filled concrete masonry units (GFCMU). This top-flange masonry hanger may be offset to the left or right to accommodate end-of-wall or corner placements. The WMU may be sloped up to 45° with no reduction in download or uplift and skewed up to 45° with no reduction in download.

Key Features

  • Uplift loads have been tested and increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed
  • When offset or skewed, the hanger no longer provides uplift support


  • 12-gauge top flange and stirrup


  • Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint; hot-dip galvanized available: specify HDG


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Minimum f’m is 1,500 psi.
  • For trusses, end vertical must be minimum double 2x.
  • Mid-Wall Installation:
    Installed between blocks with two 0.162″ x 3 1/2″ duplex nails cast into grout with a minimum of one grouted course above and below the top flange and one #5 vertical rebar minimum 24″ long in each adjacent cell.
  • Top-of-Wall Installation:
    Install on top of wall to a grouted beam with Titen® 2 masonry screws.
  • Refer to technical bulletin Sloped Joist in Non-Sloped Hangers (T-C-SLOPEJST) for information regarding load reductions on selected hangers which can be used without modification to support joists which have shallow slopes (3/4:12).
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