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Our line of FrameRite® Connectors are designed specifically to reduce labor while assuring proper attachment of cold-formed steel products. In addition, we feature world-class Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors which are available through Marino\WARE®.

This combination of Marino\WARE® and Simpson Strong-Tie® Connectors unites two industry leaders and offers our customers a one-stop source for the most reliable connectors available. At Marino\WARE® we are dedicated to your success and committed to delivering the best possible products to the metal framing industry. 

  • FrameRite Connectors are the industry’s most comprehensive line of connectors for cold formed steel framing.
  • Designed to significantly reduce time, labor, materials and costs, our connectors facilitate quicker, more cost-effective installation.
  • Along with our partner Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in connectors, we offer over 300 varieties of connectors covering every conceivable load requirement encountered on the jobsite.
  • Save time, labor and cost. FrameRite Connectors give you more control, more options,
    and more ways to build better.

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    BridgeRite® Clips (BR)

    BridgeRite® Clips are ready for use to attach cold rolled channel to wall studs. This easy to use clip will save time and money from having to cut longer length angles down to size.

    Material: 16 ga (54) 50 ksi

    Finish: Galvanized – G90


    • Attach BridgeRite® clip to web of stud and cold rolled channel #10 – 16 screws through pre-punched holes.
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    Coiled Straps (CS)

    CS are continuous utility straps which can be cut to length on the job site. Packaged in lightweight (abuot 40 pound) cartons.

    Finish: Galvanized – G90


    • Use all specified fasteners.
    • Refer to the applicable code for minimum edge and end distances.
    • Catalog table shows the maximum allowable loads and the screws required to obtain them. Fewer screws may be used; reduce the allowable load by the code lateral load for each fastener subtracted from each end.
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    Katz Blocking (KB)

    Katz Blocking has been designed to provide top of wall attachment between parallel framing members. Product is pre-punched to work in 16″ and 24″ spacing of parallel framing members of wood or steel.

    Material: 18 ga (43 mil) 33 ksi; 20 ga (30 mil) 33 ksi; 25 ga (18 mil) 33 ksi

    Finish: Galvanized – G40


    • Insert the pre-cut structural blocking to fit securely between the underside of the floor/ceiling joist or roof trusses.
    • Using #8 minimum self-drilling screws secure the blocking to steel framing of #8d nail to wood framing using the pre-punched holes.
    • Use Katz blocking at 4′ o.c. or maximum specified.
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    Tension Bridging (TB)

    Typical Installation
    TB bridging is a cost effective way to provide bracing between floor joists when compared with field fabricated blocking and clip angles with multiple fasteners. TB is a tension-type bridging with maximum fastener flexibility. Use two #10 screws of the seven screw holes at each end.

    Material: 20 ga (33 mil) 50 ksi

    Finish: Galvanized – G90


    • Bridging will fit flange widths frmo 1 5/8″ to 3″

    Drawings courtesy of Simpson Strong-Tie Co.