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VertiClip® Splice

VertiClip Splice
US Patent #5,906,080

The VertiClip® Splice series is used when connecting a bypass rigid stud to structure while simultaneously attaching another wall stud below, allowing up to 2” vertical deflection of the structure. VertiClip Splice provides a tested, cost-effective alternative for connecting 2 non-axial load bearing studs to structure. VertiClip Splice is engineered for use with 6” studs.

Value

  • Guide holes for connections to structure
  • Acts as a web stiffener
  • Step Bushings are pre-installed in each clip
  • Tested screws are provided
  • Reduces labor expense
  • Extensively tested
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Product Information
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Material Composition

ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 68mil minimum thickness (14 gauge, 0.0713” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.

The attachment of VertiClip to the primary structure may be made with a PAF, screw/bolt anchors or weld and is dependent upon the base material (steel or concrete) and the design configuration.

  1. Attach VertiClip Splice to structure with approved fasteners
  2. Attach rigid stud to clip using required screws.
  3. Attach bottom stud to clip with provided screws through step bushings.

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Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
Splice600 50 67 1,600 2,144
Splice800 50 87 1,600 2,784

Nomenclature

VertiClip Splice is designated by multiplying stud depth by 100.

Example: 6" stud
Designate: VertiClip® Splice

* Clip shown is a left version of VertiClip Splice. Right side versions can be made as a custom part.

VertiClip Splice Dimensions
VertiClip® Splice, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2
Stud Splice600 & Splice800
Qty #12 Screws Upper Half (Listed 1st) / Qty #12 Screws Lower Half (Listed 2nd)
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) 2 screws / 2 screws 4 screws / 2 screws 4 screws / 3 screws 6 screws / 2 screws 6 screws / 3 screws
33 (20) 33 754 1,041 1,229 1,041 1,229
33 (20) 50 1,089 1,208 1,328 1,208 1,328
43 (18) 33 1,122 1,225 1,328 1,225 1,328
43 (18) 50 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328
54 (16) 33 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328
54 (16) 50 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328
68 (14) 50 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328
97 (12) 50 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328 1,328
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 1,328


 
VertiClip® Splice, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F3
Stud Splice600 Splice800 (up to 2" offset for 6" studs)
#12 Screws in Upper Half #12 Screws in Upper Half
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) 2 screws 4 screws 6 screws 2 screws 4 screws 6 screws
33 (20) 33 216 431 562 171 341 428
33 (20) 50 313 623 813 248 493 618
43 (18) 33 322 642 837 255 508 637
43 (18) 50 465 928 1,209 369 733 920
54 (16) 33 453 903 1,177 259 714 895
54 (16) 50 654 1,304 1,700 518 1,031 1,293
68 (14) 50 925 1,844 2,404 733 1,457 1,828
97 (12) 50 976 1,944 2,432 773 1,537 1,927
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 2,432 2,272

Notes:

  • Fasten within ¾" from the angle heel centerline of the 1½" leg.
  • Guide holes for attachment to structure are 0.172" in diameter.
  • Total vertical deflection of up to 2" (1" up and 1" down). Deflection requirements greater than 1" up and down are available.
  • Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic, or other factors.
  • Torsional effects are considered on screw group for F2 & F3 allowable loads. It is assumed that half of the torsional moment is taken by the connection to the structure and half is taken by the connection to the stud.
  • Loads listed reflect force in a single direction. When multiple loads react on the connection, it is the responsibility of the designer to check the interaction of forces.

Load Direction

VertiClip Splice Load Direction

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