I had an existing patio cover. I tore down the patio and am building a new patio and making the top a 2nd story balcony. I had plans drawn and pulled a permit. The plans say to nail and lag the ledger board (2X8X20) at each stud.
So the problem is that upon removing the old ledger board I discovered that there is not a stud wall but the side of the floor truss. What I mean is that the ledger would be connected along the outermost truss - ledger runs same direction as the trusses on the second floor.
The old ledger was simply nailed to each board and bottom plate of the truss.
Several houses that are the same model as mine (track house) have baloneys installed by the builder so I am assuming the truss must be able to do it...
Can I just nail my new ledger and then lag to the truss - making sure not to go through the metal truss plates?