The DTT2 is a safe, cost-effective way to attach deck-railing posts to the deck framing. Because the post is tied back into the deck joists, rather than to the rim joist alone, the connection is stronger than typical through-bolt installations and complies with IRC and IBC code requirements regarding handrail and guardrail post connections for decks. The DTT2 also complies with the new IRC requirements for laterally tying the deck to the house. Additionally, the versatile DTT2 is load rated as a holdown for light-duty shearwalls and braced wall panel applications. The DTT2 fastens easily to a single 2x joist or stud using Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive screws (SDS) (included) and accepts a 1/2" machine bolt or anchor bolt. 14-gauge galvanized ZMAX steel.