Simpson Stud Shoes are designed and manufactured to protect and reinforce wood studs that have notches cut to allow plumbing and other access through the stud. When this happens, it decreases the strength of the stud, and also makes the plumbing or other important parts susceptible to puncture from nails and other fasteners. These Stud Shoes increase the strength of the stud, and also create a sheild to prevent those fasteners from driving into the pipes going through the studs.
Stud Shoes are available in different sizes to accomodate 2x studs, 3x studs, 4x studs, double-2x studs or triple 2x studs, and come in two different styles - one with an open end using standard 10d nails (SS versions), and one with a bendable, closed end, which uses Simpson SDS Connector Screws that are included (HSS versions).
Need assistance finding the right Simpson Connectors for your job? We have access to many Simpson parts (even ones not on the website). One of our Product Experts will be happy to help you out! Give us a call at (888) 794-1590 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you find what you need, and get it fast!