Under deck fastening system

  • US 5,775,048 A
  • Filed: 07/11/1996
  • Issued: 07/07/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/17/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A clip for fastening an underface of a deck plank to an upperface of a joist, the clip comprising an elongated metallic sheet of a predetermined width, said clip having a profile defined by:

  • a fastening flange having a leading edge;

    a depending facia having an upper end attached to the fastening flange and a lower end, said facia projecting at a right angle to said fastening flange from the leading edge thereof and terminating in an intersecting valley at said lower end;

    an angularly-upwardly-extending track having a leading edge, said angularly-upwardly-extending track projecting from said intersecting valley at the lower end of said depending facia; and

    a washer flange extending outwardly from the leading edge of said angularly-upwardly-extending track, the clip further comprising, connecting means for connecting the fastening flange to the upper face of the joist; and

    attachment means for attaching the angularly-upwardly-extending track to the underface of the deck plank.

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