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While adding staircase angles under the treads of the stairs that go down to our unfinished basement, I noticed that the "angle braces" that connect the top of the stringers to the ceiling joists are nothing more than what looks like door hinges (see pic). Assuming that is unacceptable, I want to replace them with proper angle braces. (FYI, in addition to these braces, the stringers are also fastened to the joists with #14 3-1/2" screws.) Would the Simpson Strong-Tie ML26Z (https://www.strongtie.com/deckconnectors_decks/ml_angle/p/ml) be a good choice? That is a 12 gauge 2x2x6 angle, which I would connect with the specified 1/4"x1-1/2" SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. Thanks.
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