Drywall Framing System
ClarkDietrich Flat Tail™ Slide Clip is used to attach exterior curtain-wall studs (3-5/8” - 8” widths) to the building structure and provides for vertical building movement independent of the cold-formed steel framing. A Flat Tail Slide Clip provides variable standoff and eliminates the need for shims or additional framing components. The Flat Tail Slide Clip fastens to the floor/ceiling beam and is secured to the stud with FastClip Deflection Screws. The clip restricts lateral movement, but enables the building structure to move vertically.
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|Product Code||Gauge||Mils||Design Thickness (in)||Stud Width||
|FTSC||10||118||0.1242||3-5/8 - 8||25|
Connection to the building can be made with screws, powder-actuated fasteners, Tapcons or by welding. Mechanical fasteners shall be located in the pilot holes. Three FastClip Deflection Screws are used to attach the clip to the cold-formed steel framing. Screws shall be driven through the slotted holes and positioned to allow for appropriate building deflections.
Many of the ClarkDietrich deflection clips include our proprietary FastClip fastener that has been specifically designed to provide friction-free deflection. These fasteners eliminate drag, binding or resistance that can often occur with common fasteners.