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Teco Clip - Stair And House Construction Hardware

A teco clip is often referred to as a framing anchor and is the most popular one I've ever used. It's made by Simpson and their manufacturing product model number is A-35 and there have been millions of these little guys installed within the past. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of how they're used to connect two individual building components together.

Teco Clip Installation Tips

The best piece of advice I could give anyone is to make sure that you're using the correct nails and fill all of the holes. The one in the picture above has six holes on each side, that's a total of 12 nails per framing anchor.


Teco Clip Nails

You've probably heard me refer to this more than once, but if you're going to use a product that was made by a manufacturer, you should read their installation instructions. I know, that sounds like a lot of work, but these are the people who make the product and know more about them, than anyone else.

If the manufacturer recommends a specific nail and you don't use that particular nail, it might not meet the engineers specifications. If this happens, you could fail your framing inspections and find yourself in the middle of one heck of a home-building nightmare.


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