Fast Top™ Clip (FTC3, FTC5)

Used in head-of-wall deflection conditions for exterior curtain wall and interior, nonload-bearing walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

ClarkDietrich Fast Top™ Clips are used in head-of-wall deflection conditions for in-fill curtain-wall assemblies to provide for vertical movement. These clips are used in place of or in combination with deflection track. They provide a positive attachment and do not require bridging installed continuously throughout the upper most punchouts.

The Fast Top™ clip can be attached to the underside of structural members, concrete decks or floor assemblies. Studs must be cut less than full height to enable vertical movement up to 2-1/2" (1-1/4" up and down). Fast Top™ Clips install quickly with welds, screws, or powder actuated fasteners. FastClip™ deflection screws are used to attach the clip to the cold-formed framing and to ensure frictionless deflection. These clips are also embossed with fastening patterns to ensure accurate placement of fasteners.

  • Vertical movement up to 2-1/2" (1-1/4" up and 1-1/4" down).
  • Available in 3-1/4” and 4-3/4” widths.
  • FastClip™ Deflection Screws (included) provide frictionless slip connection.
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,688,069

 

Product Data & Ordering Information

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Product code Gauge Mils Design thickness (in) Size (in)

Packaging

Pcs./Carton

FTC3 14 68 0.0713 1-1/2 x 4 x 3-1/4 25
FTC5 14 68 0.0713 1-1/2 x 4 x 4-3/4 30

FTC3 includes 55 FastClip deflection screws per carton.
FTC5 includes 110 FastClip deflection screws per carton.

 

Installation

Connections to the building can be made with screws, powder-actuated fasteners, drill-in concrete anchors or welding. Mechanical fasteners shall be equally spaced along the scored line of the 1.5" flange. When using the tabulated allowable loads, connections to the building structure must be made according to the table notes. 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 the appropriate building deflection. Three FastClip™ deflection screws are required with the 4-3/4" Fast Top™ Clip and two FastClip™ deflection screws are required with the 3-1/4" Fast Top™ Clip.

 

FastClip™ deflection screws

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.

 

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