Fast Top™ Clip (FTC)

FTC3

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.

Description

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 1-1/4" 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).
  • FastClip™ Deflection Screws (included) provide frictionless slip connection.
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,688,069


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Technical Data
Installation

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. Two FastClip deflection screws are required with the FTC3, three FastClip deflection screws are required with the FTC5, and four FastClip deflection screws are required with the FTC8, FTC10 and FTC12.

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.

Resources

ASTM & Code Standards:

  • Sheet steel meets or exceeds requirements of ASTM A1003
  • Galvanized coating meets or exceeds requirements of ASTM A653
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Product code Description
FTC3 Fast Top™ Clip
FTC5
FTC8
FTC10
FTC12

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