Hardy Frame®  Saddle


The Hardy Frame® Saddle (HFS) is a 14 gauge steel channel intended to be used as a splice at locations where plumbing or other vertical penetrations destroy the structural integrity of a walls top plates. The Saddle can be installed over the top or from the underside of the top plates, and is capable of resisting both tension and compression loads in a clearspan of up to 4-1/2˝ inches. For wall depths greater than 3-1/2˝, or to install after plumbing lines have been run, the product can be separated into two "L" shapes by gripping the legs of the channel and flexing the top surface along the serration lines.