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Old 10-27-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hello,

I need some help on design and cost estimating on trusses for a workshop.

I plan to build a 30' x 40' shop with the trusses spanning the 30' on 24" centers and a 1' overhang from the walls. There would need to be three types of trusses. End trusses, Overhead storage trusses (8' each end), and scissor trusses for the center 24'. How can I figure out the design of these? Anyone have a guess on the cost delivered on the walls?

Thanks for the inputs, Keith

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The simple answer is do it like we do, call the lumber yard or a truss manufacturer and tall them what you want, and where you are, and they will quote them for you. There are a lot of considerations with truss design...live load, dead load, attic storage and loading, etc, etc.....

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The simple answer is do it like we do, call the lumber yard or a truss manufacturer and tall them what you want, and where you are, and they will quote them for you. There are a lot of considerations with truss design...live load, dead load, attic storage and loading, etc, etc.....
Great, I will do just that. My plans are pretty together and that should make it easy for them.

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You might also want to hire an engineer if your plans are outside of the ordinary design formulas. A competent engineer will also make suggestions as to how you can refigure your plans to save $, increaese headroom or spans by substituting materials and or dimensions of beams, trusses, footings etc
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