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Simpson BVLZ-KT4 Brick Veneer Ledger Connector - Zmax Finish, Pkg 4

Simpson BVLZ-KT4 Brick Veneer Ledger Connector - Zmax Finish, Pkg 4

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Description:

The Simpson Strong-Tie BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector provides a new code-compliant, tested solution for safely adding a deck to an existing house with brick veneer exterior. It attaches a wood ledger to the framing through the veneer. This patent-pending connector kit provides a viable alternative to building a free-standing deck, and it installs without having to remove or replace large sections of brick veneer. This solves the issue of weak or non code-compliant ledger connectors and can be easily installed to elimanate the hassle of removing brick veneer, which impacts the appearance of the structure.
The BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector kit includes a steel ledger plate, a compression strut, installation guide, two 14" Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG tension screws and six Strong-Drive SD Connector shear screws. It's designed so the two tension screws pass through the mortar into the structural framing, and the compression strut transfers compression forces from the ledger plate to the rim joist. The system enables the ledger to hang freely without bearing on the brick veneer. If you need extra connectors for your job, you can purchase individual BVLZ-1KT Connectors.


Installation:
  • Use all specified fasteners. All fasteners supplied with connector.
  • Complete installation instructions provided with each kit.
  • Measure where each ledger plate will be positioned on the veneer.
  • At first location, align the center hole of installation guide with the mortar joint in the brick veneer. Drill through the center hole using a hammer drill and a 1 1/8" masonry drill bit.
  • Drill two 40º upward-angled holes using the guide and 1 1/8"-diameter drill bit. Repeat for each plate location.
  • Mark the placement of each plate on the ledger board. Using installation guide, drill 1 1/8"-diameter hole horizontally through the center hole and mark the two angled-hole locations. Then drill two 1 1/8"-diameter angled holes at each marked location on the ledger.
  • Thread the compression strut into the back of the ledger plate to the end of the threads. Install the left-most and right-most plates on the ledger and attach each with six Strong-Drive SD Connector screws (provided).
  • Place the ledger board against the brick veneer and install two 14" Strong-Drive SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screws in each of the plates. Push downward on the drill while driving to ensure the screws are snug against the gusset channel and maintain a 40° angle while screwing into dry, 1 1/2"-wide minimum rim.
  • Rotate compression struts with pliers until they bear tightly against the framing. Install the remaining BVLZ connectors along the length of the ledger.

  • California Residents: WARNING

Specifications:

Material: Carbon Steel
Manufacturer name: Simpson Strong-Tie
For Treated Lumber: Yes
Product Guide: View Spec Sheet

Installation

-Use all specified fasteners. All fasteners supplied with connector.-Complete installation instructions provided with each kit.
-Measure where each ledger plate will be positioned on the veneer.
-At first location, align the center hole of installation guide with the mortar joint in the brick veneer. Drill through the center hole using a hammer drill and a 1 1/8" masonry drill bit.
-Drill two 40º upward-angled holes using the guide and 1 1/8"-diameter drill bit. Repeat for each plate location.
-Mark the placement of each plate on the ledger board. Using installation guide, drill 1 1/8"-diameter hole horizontally through the center hole and mark the two angled-hole locations. Then drill two 1 1/8"-diameter angled holes at each marked location on the ledger.
-Thread the compression strut into the back of the ledger plate to the end of the threads. Install the left-most and right-most plates on the ledger and attach each with six Strong-Drive SD Connector screws (provided).
-Place the ledger board against the brick veneer and install two 14" Strong-Drive SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screws in each of the plates. Push downward on the drill while driving to ensure the screws are snug against the gusset channel and maintain a 40° angle while screwing into dry, 1 1/2"-wide minimum rim.
-Rotate compression struts with pliers until they bear tightly against the framing. Install the remaining BVLZ connectors along the length of the ledger.

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× WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information visit: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Manrico D.
Hopefully will pass Canadian building code soon.

Great product. I deviated from install instructions as far as clearance holes go, and installation process, just to make things go smoother. I feel installation instructions should put link to deck joist load spans to determine centre distances. Especially for second floor decks, there should be mention of existing loading on large window or door openings, to make certain you do not overload existing headers. For larger decks, existing headers may have to be beefed up. I feel that a DIY'r could easily overload headers if building a large deck over say a 12' wide sliding door or window. Best always to get some type of engineer involved. If you're not sure if header size, maybe break open the wall to find out exactly the sizes. Great product overall when used correctly.

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Eddie H
Worked as intended

Great product! Worked as expense passed city inspection

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David Clark
Simpson bvlz connectors

great product and service. used them to connector a single sloped roof to an existing brick wall on a 2 story house