FastBridge™ Clip (FB43 & FB68)

Used to secure u-channel to wall studs for lateral bracing

The ClarkDietrich FastBridge™ clip is used to secure U-Channel or Cold Rolled Channel (CRC) to structural wall studs when used in load-bearing or curtain wall applications. The wall stud friction fit design allows for as little as one screw for the connection to the U-Channel.

The FastBridge clip is a stiffened, G90 galvanized steel clip that's tested and designed to facilitate the rapid, efficient installation of 1-1/2" U-Channel lateral bracing for exterior curtain wall framing, loadbearing walls or high interior partitions constructed of structural studs.

FastBridge Clip is available in two versions:

  • (FB43) 18-gauge light-duty clip for use with 20-16 gauge structural studs.
  • (FB68) 14-gauge heavy-duty clip for use with 16-12 gauge structural studs
  • U.S. Patent No. D692,746 - Canadian Patent No. 152,547

 

 

Product Data & Ordering Information

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Product code Mils Gauge Yield Strength Design thickness (in) Min. thickness (in) Knockout Size Packaging pcs./bucket
FB43 43 18 33ksi 0.0451 0.0428 1-1/2"

200

FB68 68 14 50ksi 0.0713 0.0677 1-1/2" 200

  • Coating: G90
  • ASTM: A653

 

Installation

 

U-Channel is inserted into the stud punchout (spacing as specified by design) and rotated into place (leg down).  Place the FastBridge Clip inside the punchout (stiffened wings down) and twist allowing the friction fit design to hold the clip into place. The clip must be firmly seated over the top web of the U-channel. FastBridge clips are fastened using #10 self-drilling screws driven through the clip hole into the U-channel. More than one screw may be need depending on design.

The FastBridge clip should not be used in studs over 8" wide.

 

 

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FastBridge Clip Design Information

FastBridge Clip Design Tables - Installation Requirements based on Lateral Pressure, Stud & Bracing Spacing

FastBridge Clip Load Tables - Allowable Connector Capacity

FastBridge Clip Design Examples - Design Calculation Example