Interesting, but like your follow up and the note from Simpson:
Seismic and Hurricane Ties
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I have built in Florida, wood, block and so on, I’ve never seen an Architectural drawing in Florida that called for that type. when I’ve seen the generic form of Simpson at lowes that looks like that. I always though of it as home owner junk.
Honestly, i would never use that clip, I like the strap over type if it is wood frame.
And double strap with three nails per side if it is block.
If they are letting it fly, nothing we can do but put the picture in the report and call it a clip like it is.
If it’s a new build, you can look at the plan and see what they are calling for.
Because Daniel is in the Tampa area ( I Think ) I believe someone used the wrong clip.
And in his picture, it doesn’t look like it could be tied to both top plates.
My other problem with this clip is over nailing in a truss can split and weaken wood.
I worked rebuilding after Andrew and Katrina and seen a lot broken ends on rafters, joist and trusses from split wood on the ends.
We will know only when the weather puts it to test, as I’m sure Simpson has done their best to simulate.