Single Wraps/Straps Question

Please excuse my ignorance as I am fine-tuning my understanding…

If a strap exits cement on the left side, is nailed 3 times, wraps over the truss and is nailed 2 times on the right side, ending mid-way down the truss rather than continuing into or onto the cement…does this qualify as a Single-Wrap? SEE PHOTO!

Single Wraps
Metal connectors consisting of a single strap that wraps over the top of the truss/rafter and is secured with a minimum of 2 nails on the front side and a minimum of 1 nail on the opposing side.


Now that we no what it isn’t, what is it?

I am struggling with the same question

That is one confusing diagram…lol. Looks like it’s nailed on top of the truss.

My logic says, if it’s wrapped over top, accordingly nailed on each side of the beam and attached on one side of the wall, it’s good…BUT what is the reality???


I can see only one nail on the front side.
Where’s the 3 nails? Is it my pic view? . …

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The first picture has two nails,one from the top, one from the side, coming through the wood, the second picture has one nail coming from the front side.

Added with edit: Looking at the picture on the computer, my question for the OP is, is this a picture of the front and back of the same strap?
I ask because the decking appears to be different, in the two pictures,and in that case, you would need to post a picture of the front and back of the same strap.


I should’ve been more specific. I am only referring to the strap, not the nailing.

Same roof. Same truss. Just referring to strap, not nailing. Nailing on this pic is not updated.

Without the nailing…the strap is just a piece of metal…
Added with edit:
I am not sure what you are asking about, but one answer, is the strap was nailed backwards, which was quite common in the late 70s and early 80s.

Hi Danny,

If this hasn’t been answered directly the answer is yes. The strap has to attach to the wall only on one side. Then on that same side it needs 2 nails in rafter/truss (front side) and 1 on the other side (back side).

In addition to all that, the spacing between the strap and the rafter/truss matters too. Read the description on the form for the specifics.

And FYI, a strap may not wrap over to correctly to qualify as a strap but it may qualify as a clip. So keep that I’m mind as you inspect and report

Last bit of advice, be sure to get clear images of the nails or the insurance weenies will bounce it back