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StiffWall® Column/Boot Assembly

Column/Boot Assembly

TSN's Column/Boot assembly is part of the StiffWall® System when combined with Flat Strap. The added value of the pre-installed boots minimizes tolerance issues during erection.

Do your stud take off as normal and order the Column/Boot Assembly and the Flat Strap as separate items when ordering TSN's StiffWall System.  Simply specify the clear span of the bearing wall system and TSN will ship the Column/Boot assembly to meet the given wall height at a tolerance of +0/-1/8".

Quality:

  • Designed and manufactured to meet the performance requirements of the project.
  • Only mill certified high strength steel is used.
  • Exceeds industry standards for sizes and loads.
  • Tested for multi-story application and capable of carrying loads present in 10 story buildings.
  • Each component is selected to meet or exceed both strength and stiffness requirements of the applicable building code.
  • Allows 3 times the window space of plywood braced structures.

Value:

  • Templates are not required for hold-downs, eliminating unrealistic field procedures.
  • Versatile design may be incorporated into steel, concrete and wood construction.
  • No welds or controlled inspections associated with welding.
  • Simplified anchoring system through floors and at roof termination.
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Product Information
StiffWall® Column

StiffWall® Column (Load Bearing Member)

StiffWall® Column is a component of TSN's StiffWall System, designed to carry loads concentrically from the point of applied loads to the foundation or other termination point and is designed to fit inside of TSN's StiffWall Boot Kit.

StiffWall® Column Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download specification data Specs | Download BIM data BIM
 
StiffWall® Boot

StiffWall® Boot (Anchor)

StiffWall® Boots provide the optimal cost-effective solution for shear wall connections. They are sized to fit inside standard track and are available for all standard sizes.

StiffWall® Boot Download: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download BIM data BIM

Column/Boot Assembly Nomenclature Explained

The Column/Boot Assembly Nomenclature is inclusive of all components and dimensions required to complete construction of the StiffWall:

Nomenclature Explained
* Anchor bolts are not included with Column/Boot Assembly. 1¼” anchor is required for LG and TR boots, & 7/8” is required for ME, SM and LT boots.

StiffWall consists of two Column/Boot Assemblies (at each end post) and Flat Strap (2 sides of X-bracing). The StiffWall fits into or is embedded into the load bearing and non-load bearing walls. Do your stud take off as normal and order the Column/Boot Assembly and the Flat Strap as separate items. When ordering columns, determine the height of the bearing wall. TSN will size the StiffWall Column/Boot Assembly factoring in the dimensions of the boots at top and bottom. Each column is shipped with the boots pre-attached at the top and bottom as shown in the image below.

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The added value of the pre-installed boots minimizes tolerance issues during erection. Simply specify the clear span of the bearing wall system and TSN will ship the Column/Boot assembly to meet the given wall height at a tolerance of +0/-1/8".

 

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Nomenclature

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TSN's Product Catalogs are an essential resource for the design of cold formed steel.  Developed by Engineers, the catalogs contain design data for members connectors, and fasteners.
StiffWall® Column/Boot Assembly and the rest of TSN's StiffWall Shear Wall System can be found in the following Catalogs:

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TSN Load Bearing Member
Technical Catalog

TSN Reduced Load Bearing Wall Member Catalog

TSN Load Bearing Member
Order Catalog

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