Above is a Simpson Strong Tie THA218-2. Pretty exciting, huh?!?!? We use this joist hanger to connect the ceiling joists to our LVL, gluelam, paralam or Microlam beam in the attic over the wall that is to be removed. These allow the ceiling joist to hang off of the structural beam that is spanning the area where the load bearing wall is to be removed. This is the product that makes an appearance on almost all of our DFW wall removal jobs. See…..I knew you would like the THA218!