HDS® Framing System

heavy-duty framing stud for headers, jambs, posts and built-up tube truss chords and webs

The superior strength and carrying capacity of the HDS means higher performance with fewer members.

Description

The Heavy-Duty Stud (HDS®) Framing System

The Heavy-Duty Stud (HDS®) Framing System is a high-performance, cost effective, multi-purpose, heavy-duty framing stud for headers, jambs, posts and built-up tube truss chords and webs. The superior strength and carrying capacity of the HDS means higher performance with fewer members. It means eliminating box beam headers, nesting track and stud for posts and jambs and also for eliminating multi-member, built-up truss chords and webs. It also means improved finish quality by eliminating excessive material and screw head buildup at connection points.

Applications

  • Curtain-wall headers, jambs and sills
  • Drywall headers and jambs
  • Load-bearing jambs
  • Trusses
  • Shearwall posts
  • Heavily loaded or tall wall studs
  • Any other application involving nested stud and track

HDS® HEAVY DUTY STUD PROFILE INFORMATION

Product Dimensions:

3-5/8" System:  3-5/8" web x 3" flanges x 1-1/16" returns
4" System:  4" web x 3" flanges x 1-1/16" returns
6" System:  6" web x 3" flanges x 2-1/4" returns
8" System:  8" web x 3" flanges x 2-1/4" returns
*All profiles are unpunched.  (Punched studs available upon request)

Material Thickness:

33mils (20ga) 33 ksi
43mils (18ga) 33 ksi
54mils (16ga) 50 ksi
68mils (14ga) 50 ksi
97mils (12ga) 50 ksi
All material CP60 (G90 available)

HDSC Header Bracket (HDSC)

The perfect complement to the RedHeader PRO™ and HDS® Framing system. This simple, yet innovative header bracket turns curtain-wall header installation from a two-person job into a one-person job. This unique, pre-punched clip also eliminates surface head fastener buildup that can create finishing challenges.

Visit the HDSC Header Bracket Product Page For more infomation

Header Cripple Stud Clip

Why use a Cripple Stud Clip with the RedHeader Pro or HDS System?

  • Eliminates the header track material and is a more economical alternative
  • Extra long return legs on RedHeader PRO or HDS allows for ease of attachment
  • Top of header is open, allowing for easy install of the insulation. No need to "pre-insulate" headers prior to installation

Visit the Header Cripple Stud Clip Product Page For more infomation
 

Technical Data
Installation

Ordering Information

Header lengths should be ordered 1/2" shorther than opening width to fit inside clips. (Header Length = Inside of Jamb to Inside of Jamb Minus 1/2").

Submittals

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Most common HDS submittals can be found below:

Size / Thickness Header or Jamb Stud Header Bracket
3-5/8" 33mils (20ga) 33ksi 362HDS300-33 HDSC Header Bracket
6" 33mils (20ga) 33ksi 600HDS300-33
3-5/8" 54mils (16ga) 50ksi 362HDS300-54
6" 54mils (16ga) 50ksi 600HDS300-54