Accessories for Shear Wall

Ensure the best installation, alignment and placement with these accessories for the Shear Wall System.

Hardy Frame® HFX -Series Template (HFXT) and Bolt Brace (HFXBB)

  • Assures proper bolt spacing and alignment
  • 16 gage material supports weight of embed bolts
  • Variety of applications
  • Available for 6″ framing

Hardy Frame® HFX-Series Template Kit (HFXTK)

Hold Down Anchor Assemblies:

  • • 1-1/8 STD = 1-1/8 x 32” ASTM F1554 Grade-36 all thread with (3) Standard Hex Nuts
  • • 1-1/8 HS = 1-1/8 x 38“ ASTM A193 Grade-B7 all thread with (1) 1/2x3x3 ASTM A36 Plate Washer & (3) Standard Hex Nuts
  • • 7/8 STD = 7/8 x 30” ASTM F1554 Grade-36 all thread with (1) 1/2x3x3 ASTM A36 Plate Washer & (3) Standard Hex Nuts
  • • 7/8 HS = 7/8 x 31“ ASTM A193 Grade-B7 all thread with (1) 1/2x3x3 ASTM A36 Plate Washer & (3) Standard Hex Nuts

 

For other rod lengths, see Anchor Bolt Assemblies

  • All Thread length = length of embed (le) + 12″ (formboard) + 6″(Kit assembly + height above concrete) For Raised Floor installations adjust the all thread length or extend length with a high strength coupling nut
  • The Hardened Round Washers for connecting the Panel base may be substituted with two SAE or two Round-Flat Washers
  • STD assemblies require a Hardy Frame® Bolt Brace (Minimum) double nutted at the embed end or 1/2x3x3 ASTM A36 Plate Washer
  • HS assemblies require 1/2x3x3 ASTM A36 Plate Washer (Minimum) and the Hardy Frame® Bolt Brace is optional
  • HS all thread rods provided by Hardy Frames, Inc. are stamped on both ends

Hardy Frame® Tension Connectors (HFTC)

Tension Connectors
  • Hardy Frame® “STK” washers are required in the top of Panels when connecting to a hold down rod from above.
  • HFTC Includes all rods, nuts and washers for making floor to floor tension connections
  • For Panels – Indicate Panel width and rod grade
  • For Brace Frames – Indicate rod grade

 

Note: The allowable values in raised floor and upper floor tables assume installation of Hardy Frame Bearing Plate (HFXBP). Installation without a HFXBP may result in a reduction of allowable loads

Hardy Frame® Stacking Washer (HFSW)

  • Hardy Frame® Stacking (“HFSW”) washers are required in the top of Panels when connecting to a hold down rod from above
  • Hardy Frame® “STK” Panels, include Stacking Washers pre-welded inside the top channel
  • When Stacking Washers have not been pre-welded, they are available individually or in Tension Connector Kits (HFTC)
  • HFSW12 measures 2-3/4″ x 3″ for installation in HFX-12x Panels
  • HFSW15-24 measures 2-3/4″ x 5″ for installation in HFX-15x through HFX-24x Panels

Hardy Frame® Bearing Plate (HFXBP)

  • 3/4″ thick x 3 1/2″ wide ASTM A36 steel
  • Length extends 3″ beyond Panel edges. Check for outside corner conditions!
  • Reduces wood deformation from overturning forces
  • Reduces effects of shrinkage by eliminating bottom plate

 

Note: The allowable values in raised floor and upper floor tables assume installation of Hardy Frame Bearing Plate (HFXBP). Installation without a HFXBP may result in a reduction of allowable loads.

Hardy Frame HFX -Series Double Template and Bolt Brace for Back to Back Installation.

  • Sets bolts for “Back to Back” installation in 8″ wall framing
  • Large cut-outs allow concrete and mortar placement
  • 14 gage materials supports weight of embed bolts
Back to Back Template

Hardy Frame® Anchor Bolt Assemblies (HFAB)

Anchor Bolt
Anchor Bolt Table

Hardy Frame® Anchor Bolt Assemblies (HFAB) are sold individually in lengths of 36″, 48″, 60″ and 72″ inches to provide rod lengths of various embed depths. HFABs are available in Standard Grade (STD) and High Strength Grade (HS) to meet plan specifications and in 1-1/8 inch diameter for anchoring Panels, 7/8 inch diameters for anchoring Brace Frames.

When ordering Anchor Bolt Assemblies, remember to order templates and bolt braces.

Panels

  • HFAB1-1/8 (Specify length and STD or HS grade)
  • HFXT Template
  • HFXBB Bolt Brace

 

Brace Frames

  • HFAB7/8 (Specify length and STD or HS grade)
  • HFXT Template

Hardy Frame® Base Extension (HFBX)

  • Connects adjacent wood mudsill and stud (or Post) to Hardy Frame® Panel/Brace Frame
  • Adjustable installation. Extends up to 6 1/2″ beyond face of Panel
  • “Break-away” tab allows installation after Panel/Frame has been set
  • Pre-punched holes for wood nailing
  • Can be screwed to Panel/Brace Frame for added stability

 

Types

  • HFBX
  • HFBX46-L
  • HFBX46-R
  • HFBX66-L
  • HFBX66-R

Hardy Frame® Saddle (HFS)

Saddle

The Hardy Frame® Saddle (HFS) is a 14 gage 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.

Hardy Frame® Post

  • The Hardy Frame HFP-Series and HFP/S-Series Post are available in 7/8 inch diameter hold down rods for connecting to Brace Frames above and in 1-1/8 inch diameter for connecting to Panels above.
  • When connecting to 1-1/8 diameter anchor in concrete, use double nut installation and tighten the nut below with an open end box wrench.
  • All Posts are 3 1/2˝ x 3 1/2˝ square and are fabricated from 12 gage steel.
  • Custom heights up to 13′ are available.
Hardy Frame Post

Hardy Frame® Deep Socket

Shear Wall Socket

Hardy Frame® Bolt Lever

  • Straightens embed bolts while preventing concrete spall
  • Place nut on bolt and position inside the HFBL cylinder. With handle oriented in direction to be bent, pull handle downwards
  • Unique base plate applies compression to concrete to prevent spall
  • Extension handle provides leverage

 

Note: Not recommended for use with high strength rods

Steel Framing