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This specification covers a procedure for evaluating metal devices used for wood-to-wood, wood-to-concrete, wood-to-concrete masonry, and wood-to-steel joist, beam, and girder connections. It describes test methods for evaluating the capacities of joist hangers subject to vertical and torsional loading. Also, this specification provides a method of assigning allowable loads to joist hangers based on measured strength and deformation characteristics. Test specimens consisting of a length of joist supported by joist hangers attached to two headers are subjected to a vertical load by a suitable testing machine, while the vertical load and corresponding deflection of the joist are measured and recorded to provide load-slip data.
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1.1 This specification covers a procedure for evaluating metal devices used for wood-to-wood, wood-to-concrete, wood-to-concrete masonry, and wood-to-steel connections. This method is intended for use with devices used to connect joists, beams, and girders together. These devices are commonly described as joist hangers.
1.2 This specification describes test methods for evaluating the capacities of joist hangers subject to vertical and torsional loading.
1.3 This specification provides a method of assigning allowable loads to joist hangers based on measured strength and deformation characteristics. Information obtained by the provisions of this specification is applicable to design when using the Allowable Stress Design method.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C1314 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms
D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products
D2395 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
D3737 Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Structural Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam)
D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
D5055 Specification for Establishing and Monitoring Structural Capacities of Prefabricated Wood I-Joists
D5456 Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
D7438 Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E575 Practice for Reporting Data from Structural Tests of Building Constructions, Elements, Connections, and Assemblies
F606 Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection
F1575 Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Nails
Other StandardsACI 318/318R-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary
ICS Number Code 91.190 (Building accessories)
UNSPSC Code 30103607(Wood joists)
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ASTM D7147-11, Standard Specification for Testing and Establishing Allowable Loads of Joist Hangers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top