FastClip™ Slide Clips (FCSC) 14ga

Provide for vertical building movement up to 3"

ClarkDietrich FastClip™ Slide Clip 68mils (14ga) deflection clips are used to attach exterior curtain-wall studs to the building structure and provide for  vertical building movement independent of the cold-formed steel framing. Also available in 97mils (12ga). A FastClip deflection clip installs quickly with screws or powder-actuated fasteners, and provides adjustable standoff to ensure a plumb wall plane. FastClip Deflection Screws are provided with each clip to ensure friction-free sliding. Each clip is also embossed with fastening patterns to ensure accurate placement of fasteners. 

  • Vertical movement up to 3" (1-1/2" up and 1-1/2" down).
  • 3-1/2" FastClip™ permits up to 1" of standoff from the primary frame.
  • FastClip™ Deflection Screws (included) provide frictionless slip connection.
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,688,069

Meets Intertek CCRR-0208 in compliance with the 2018, 2015 & 2012 International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC), as well as the 2017 Florida Building Code and 2016 California Building Code.

Meets SFIA Certification for Manufacturing Compliance Program for Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction.

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Product Data & Ordering Information

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Product code Gauge Mils Design
thickness (in)
Size (in) Packaging
FCSC 3-1/2" 14 68 0.0713 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" 25
FCSC 5-1/2" 14 68 0.0713 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" 25



Connections to the building can be made with screws, powder-actuated fasteners or drill-in concrete anchors. Mechanical fasteners shall be located on the embossed marks given on the scored line of the 1.5" flange. Two or three FastClip™ Deflection Screws (based upon clip size) 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.

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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