The Shearflex Fastener
This self-tapping, self-drilling, Dual Process heat treated Shearflex Shear connector creates a composite design, allowing for shallow, light weight, longer span joists with greater rigidity; also providing a diaphragm.
Locate and install Shearflex connectors per the Final Plans for Field Use using the Shearset Tool (supplied by Vulcraft) to install. Installation by other means may damage the fastener and its ability to function properly. Reference the diagram below for general Shearflex Fastener installation requirements. Note, for ease of installation, joist top chord size will be no less than 1.5" horizontal angle legs.