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Aerosmith and James Hardie make a great team for your next siding project. VersaPin for Light Gauge Steel and PowerPin for Concrete / CMU. Aerosmith Large head fasteners are designed to meet James Hardie specs. Our PT2000 plating surpasses 2,000 hours salt spray testing with NO Red Rust.
In a side-by-side comparison, Aerosmith® pins and screw fastening were completed on the same type of wall assembly. Pins, in this ‘one to one’ installation, not only meet/exceed screw fastening, pin fastening was completed 7 times faster!
"Wow…..the pin system is at least 7 times faster than screws and with less ‘overdrives’! Incredible!!"
This report, produced by PEI Evaluation Service®, covers the use of Aerosmith’s .100” VersaPin®s with A) James Hardie, Allura, and Fiber Cement Products, B) Densglass® Gold and Exterior Gypsum Sheathing, C) Plywood and OSB Shear Wall, D) Sure-Board® Series 2000 Structural Panels, E) Plywood and OSB Horizontal Diaphragms with various gauges of LGS attached with .100” and .145” Gripshank® and Helical Aerosmith pins. Code compliance for Uniform Building Code, International Building Code, International Residential Code, ASCE 7-10, Florida Building Code and the National Building Code of Canada
This report, issued by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc covers the use of Aerosmith pins for: attach wood structural panels to cold-formed steel wall applications under the IBC, to resist in-plane wind or seismic forces in Seismic Design Categories A & B. The fasteners may be used in structures regulated under the IRC when an engineered design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
This report, issued by Pei Evaluation Service® covers the use of Aerosmith .145 Series pins for Cement Fiber Siding direct to concrete block (CMU). SurePin® Fasteners are driven hardened steel pins used to attach cement fiber siding (i.e. James Hardie) direct to concrete block.
If you are attaching James Hardie Siding direct to concrete block, these are the documents that you will need to supply to specifiers.
Download Hardie Approval Letter
Aerosmith's SurePin and VersaPin line of fasteners have received Florida Product Approval for the use of attaching James Hardie Brand Siding and other Fiber Cement brands direct to concrete masonry units and Cold-Formed Steel. Aerosmith's VersaPin fasteners have received further approval to attach Exterior Gypsum, Plywood and OSB to Cold-Formed Steel in standard and shear wall configurations under the 2017 code.
Extensive report by Reynaud Serrette, Ph.D. of the Light Gauge Steel Research Group at Santa Clara University. This report covers shear and tension testing of pin connections in various gauges of steel, the results of these tests and the comparison to the widely-utilized ANSI Screw Equations for similar fastenings. Intended for use by architects and engineers.
Aerosmith® now carries a full line of anchors that meet the criteria for use in cracked and uncracked concrete, Category 1!