Structural connector to touch base first and second structural members will have a substantially planar first flange and an embossment in the pioneer flange, and the embossment in the first flange is formed with first and second sections.
The first section generally extending uniformly to a first level above the particular surface of the substantially planar first flange, that differs from a level this agreement the second section generally uniformly extends, the first and second sections being joined to each other at a distinct transition portion where the embossment sharply originated in the level in the first section to the stage of the second section. The structural connector can come in with a bend that forms decrease the cards member adjacent the most important flange and the embossment can extend through the bend into the first member.
The structural connector of the present invention has particular application in the industry of structural hangers where an elongated, generally horizontally disposed structural member is hung from a supporting structure, both being part of thestructural frame within your building.
In light frame construction, it is usual to hang the joists supporting the floors of your building from horizontally disposed members often called headers, beams or ledgers. The joists can be held by hangers which are attached to theheaders, beams or ledgers. One involving hanger used is named a top flange hanger. A top flange hanger has a portion or member that rests on websites surface of the supporting structure, boosting the strength of rest and memory connect.
Unfortunately, the presence of the top flange can affect the setting belonging to the sub-flooring members on top of the joists as well as the headers and ledgers. The top flanges create an unevenness in the surface upon which the sub-flooring isinstalled.
Preferably, the flat top surfaces within the joists, headers and ledgers will all be uniformly level as well as set at the same elevation, once the members are in place, although deviations are often made to allow for shrinkage of members constructed from woodor having wood sub-components. Also, preferably, the sub-flooring used is made up of large sheets of relatively thin planar material, such as plywood or oriented strand board, that can be laid down with the level top surfaces of the headers and ledgersresulting in an uniformly flat surface for laying down the flooring.
Thus, it is desirable to minimize the thickness just about any members, such as fasteners, fastener heads or hanger components that will project above the associated with the top surfaces of the ledges, headers and joists. When such members project above theultimate top level belonging to the structural members belonging to the flooring, they create unevenness in leading for the subflooring, commonly known as reveal problems.
Thus, when top flange hangers are used, it is desirable to make the material of tips flange as thin as possible. However, the top flange must still be strong enough to keep the desired loads imposed on the hanger. One associated with strengtheningthe top flanges of hangers to be able to create embossments or deformations in suggestions flange hanger that extend into your back members of the hangers. The problem with typical strengthening deformations or embossments will be too much among the material of the topflange is deformed to too great a height, thus creating reveal concerns.
It is a precise object of todayrrrs invention to make a structural hanger for supporting a structural member from a supporting member, when the structural hanger has a top flange that rests number one surface of the supportingmember, and extremely best flange of the hanger is formed with strengthening deformations that increase the strength of the structural hanger while minimizing the profile of the top flange of the hanger.
It is various object of the present invention to provide that the amount of the first part of the embossment of the structural connector is higher above helpful ideas surface of the original flange than regarding the second class of theembossment, and the higher first level is closer to the curvature between the first flange and incredibly member than can also be section. The inventors have found embossments which are taller near the fringe of the first structural member or supportingstructural member and then decrease in height but continue grant a substantial distance along the top flange, can provide sufficient strength to structural hangers constituted of light gauge steel, while providing minimal interference with the laying ofthe subflooring.
Provide a top flange hanger made from galvanized sheet steel or stainless steel that does not have to be welded, and, therefore, does n't need to be painted shield the hanger from corrode.The top flange hanger with low-profile strengthening deformations in the top flange or flanges that can be formed from sheet steel material on the fully automated die press with no secondary orfinal bend operations being advantageous.