Simpson Strong-Tie, an expert in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Strong-Drive PPHD Sheathing-to-CFS screw, a multipurpose, self-drilling, pilot point screw suitable for attaching sheathing, drywall, or subflooring to cold-formed steel framing.
Designed as an update to the existing PPSD Sheathing-to-CFS screw, the PPHD features a larger #5 pilot point with a longer flute and comes in popular #8 sizes.
In addition, the fastener has buttress threads and a new dog-eared point for improved drilling performance through sheathing and metal.
PPHD screws can be purchased in bulk quantities for hand-drive applications or collated for auto-feed driving with the Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive PRO300SG2, PRO250G2, and PRO200SG2 auto-feed screw-driving systems.
The fasteners are also available in two levels of corrosion resistance — the Quik Guard coating is suitable for a wide variety of exterior applications and the yellow-zinc coating is for dry-service and low-corrosion environments.
“The new PPHD screws provide contractors with a versatile, multipurpose solution for fastening sheathing, drywall, and subflooring to cold-formed steel,” says Simpson Strong-Tie product manager Galen Longley. “The improved pilot point and fine, 17-thread-per-inch design are ideal for faster, more secure driving, particularly when used in conjunction with Quik Drive auto-feed driving systems.”
Available in a #8 x 1 15/16″; #10 x 1 3/4″, 11 5/16″ and 3″; and #12 x 1 3/4″ sizes, the PPHD Sheathing-to-CFS screws have a 6-lobe recess for secure driving and can be used as prescribed by code for shearwalls and diaphragms as set forth in AISI S240 and AISI S400.