New Simpson Hangers Install Over Two Layers of Drywall

Originally published by: Simpson Strong-TieMay 28, 2015

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Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced new drywall hangers that can be installed over two layers of gypsum board (drywall) into a wood stud wall.

The new DU/DHU face-mount hanger and the DHUTF top-mount hanger are designed to carry joist floor loads to a wood stud wall through two layers of 5/8" drywall. These hangers install after the drywall is in place and are available in sizes that accommodate most joists used in multi-family construction, including I-joists and trusses.

“The multi-story construction market continues to grow nationwide and in response, builders need innovative solutions for a variety of applications. The SDS screws used with these hangers have the ability to reach farther than nails through a soft material like gypsum,” said Tom Evans, product manager for Simpson Strong-Tie.

For more information about the new DU/DHU face-mount and the DHUTF top-mount hangers, visit the website at

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