Single Wrap Strap Wind Mitigation

Did a wind mit today and found the strap embedded in the bond beam with only two nails. I didn’t give him credit for the two nails and that is not my question. My question is, does the strap have to anchor on both sides. This strap was attached on one side and folded down.

Would this still be a single wrap, I know it states on the wind mit form that it has to over wrap the top of the truss.

I understand that this wouldn’t be a clip. I attached a picture. I want to make sure I did this one right.

Please help

Nice photos. With only two nails on the face of the truss, that strap qualifies as Toe-Nail (ii). Not even close to the definition of a single wrap. I see the strap bent over like that all the time…clueless framers.

No they are not anchored on both sides. Hope that answers it for you.

so I’m selecting category A. Toenail


Metal connectors that do not meet the minimal conditions or requirements of B, C, or D

Correct, that is Toe-nail (ii). Some inspectors (me included) also selects the “Embedded within 1/2 inch” box but not the “3 nail” box, just to clarify which does not qualify the attachment.

Thanks again Brad, I left the 1/2 bond beam box check. I makes A. (ii).

Learn something new today. I knew what toe nail was, but I though that they shot nails at a angle into the top plate with No strap. So now if I see this again I’ll know what to select.

Lets be clear, that is a STRAP, that gets marked as a TOE NAIL on the 1802 form. It is not installed properly to be marked as a WRAP or a CLIP.

If it was not wrapped over, had three nails and was within a 1/2in it would be marked as a CLIP on the 1802 form.

If it had two nails on the side that is embedded and within 1/2" with one nail(min) on the opposing side it would get marked as a WRAP on the the 1802 form.

Most contractors and framers would call it a STRAP either way.

I hope that helps

Damn it we agree again …

The framers were not clueless ----the reason why framers did this (not wrap the strap over the top cord) back in the day was to save saw blades. When sheathing a roof the framers over lap plywood joints (that don’t land with a butt joint in hit the center of the truss) and cut both sheets in one swipe. When the saw is set to slightly deep enough to cut both sheets the blade would hit the overlapped strap and ruin the blade. You would only know that if you have ever framed a roof !

PS: I am not being a smart as* I am just helping you understand why ! :slight_smile:

Fred, you’re right and I already knew that because I am guilty of it myself (I was clueless back in the eighties too). I even asked the building inspector if I was allowed to do it. He said as long as you put three nails in it, it’s ok.

So! You are saying it is A because it doesn’t qualify for minimum conditions ?
Sounds correct.
But it isn’t a toenail either in the classic sense.

I am saying it should be marked as the image shows, according to what I can see.

Yep! Thats the way I’d do it.