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Question: Are your HOCL-45 and HOCL-90/45H angle clips DSA compliant?

Answer: YES.

Please see the HOCL-45 & HOCL-9045H Submittal Sheet.

The submittal sheet includes both cut sheets showing overall dimensions and a representative image of the clips. As well as excerpts from California DSA IR 25-2.13 REV. 11-09-17, specifically pages 34 & 37.

Part #: HOCL-45

If you look at the second figure on “Sheet No. 4.10” titled “Bracing Wire”, it shows the 45-degree angle clip requirements for bracing wire.
½” TYP from edge to center of the hole where the ceiling wire is tied (HOCL-45 meets this spec).
½” MAX. U.O.N. from edge to center of the hole for the 3/8″ expansion anchor (HOCL-45 meets this spec).

Here are images of the measurements mentioned above as well as a mic. on the 12 gauge thickness:

Part #: HOCL-90/45H

If you look at the first figure on Sheet No. 4.21 titled “Option 1″, it shows a 12 GA X 1″ wide angle clip with a hole for a 3/8″ dia. expansion anchor (HOCL-90/45H meets this spec). It also shows ½” MAX. from edge to center of the hole for a 3/8″ expansion anchor (HOCL-90/45H meets this spec).

You may ask, is DSA compliance acceptable if there is no ICC-ES report?

The specifications called out in DSA IR-25-2.13 are met or exceeded by our clips as is evident in the measurement images posted above.

According to DSA IR A-5 “Acceptance of Product Materials, and Evaluation Reports”, Section 1.1 states “Products, including alternate materials, must have a valid evaluation listing/report issued by a recognized evaluation agency.”

Section 3. VALID LISTINGS…

Section 3.1 “The product or material must comply with CBC. Evaluation reports may not be acceptable if the product does not comply with applicable DSA amendments contained in CBC and/or applicable DSA IRs, or Bulletins.”

Section 3.3 Goes on to list the acceptable evaluation reports in order (ICC ES, IAPMO ES, OSHPD, COLA, NOA). If none of those are available for the product, the last bullet states:

* Other product certification bodies that are certified to be in compliance with ISO/IEC 17065:2012, “Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processing and Services” (for projects submitted under the 2016 and 2013 CBC) and ISO Guide 65, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems” (for projects submitted under the 2010 and 2007 CBC).

In essence, in the absence of a third party evaluate report, as long as a product complies with the requirements of CBC, DSA IRS and bulletins, and can be traced with a marking, any certification body that is in compliance with the standards mentioned above may certify compliance.

Furthermore, To the best of our knowledge, no manufacturer has a current ICC-ES report on similar angle clips.

Hilti’s X-CC 45 does not have an ICC per their report here: https://www.hilti.com/medias/sys_master/documents/h35/hc8/9400251285534/Technical-information-ASSET-DOC-LOC-1577839.pdf

The report listed on their product page for the X-CC 45 is only for:

“Ceiling fastening system Applicable base material Fastener types Recommended installation tools Wire type Section X-CX C Concrete, lightweight concrete over metal deck X-C27 DX 351-CT with Pole Tool Pre-tied to ceiling clip or provided by others 3.3.2 X-CX ALH Concrete, lightweight concrete over metal deck, steel X-ALH 22, X-ALH 27, X-ALH 32 DX 351-CT with Pole Tool Pre-tied to ceiling clip or provided by others 3.3.2 Eye-lag screw Wood, sheet steel EL WS, EL S, EL SD Telescopic Screw Ceiling Tool Provided by others 3.3.3”

Tomarco, Powers/DeWALT do not have an ICC-ES report on similar angle clips either.