FERO Thermal Tie™ – Slotted Stud (Type I) Masonry Connector
FERO Thermal Tie™ – Slotted Stud (Type I) Masonry Connector are designed to transfer lateral loads to light structural back-up walls. This tie transfers lateral load from the tie through a plate, which transfers the load to the stud backing. As the plate is directly fastened to the stud, all load is transferred efficiently. The fasteners in this tie connect to side surfaces of the structural backing, resisting shear loads. Their position in relationship to the wall system resists direct tension and moisture loads as they transfer load directly. Surface mounted tie systems are not able to provide as strong a connection to structural backing. This tie is appropriate for multiple veneer applications including clay, brick, concrete, conventional stone and other types of mortar set veneers. FERO Thermal Tie™ – Slotted Stud (Type I) Masonry Connector provides a constant connection of the veneer wall to the structural backing without any risk of veneer disengagement. The singular slot in the tie allows up to 2 inches of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility for any joint regardless of where the Stud Plate was fastened to the structural backing. The vertical play also allows for improved flexibility in incidences of vertical movement between the veneer and the structural backing.
This tie transfers loads that are perpendicular to a wall, but they are not designed to resist parallel forces. For products that further resist parallel forces, check out our FERO Thermal Tie™ – Block Shear® Masonry Connector.
Benefits of FERO Thermal Tie™ – Slotted Stud (Type I) Masonry Connector
- Accommodates any wall, cavity or insulation width
- Significantly reduces thermal bridging
- Easy, one-trade installation
- Permits up to 2” (50 mm) in-situ vertical adjustment
- Ensures perfect horizontal alignment with mortar joints
- Restrains components to eliminate disengagement
- Reduces movement and free play
- Reduces deformation caused by load
- Minimizes moisture load