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Old 03-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #16
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Looking forward to your pictures.

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Old 03-28-2007, 09:58 PM   #17
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sorry it took so long, I never posted pics here before. I'll try



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OK it worked. 36'x36' with 2' step on the gable for looks. Site built attic trusses 7/12 pitch, full drop gables, double 12" LVL ctr beam (made install a lot easier without a dynalift), 12' wide attic room.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:38 PM   #19
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Your Pic's looked great. i ended up going the full two stories. I will begin in early May. It'll be big, but worth it in the end. Unfortunately while building my own roof trusses would be a serious task i am would be willing to attempt at another time. Still have a house to build when i am done with this one. Time is on my side at present. I snap some photos and see it i can return some copies your way.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:35 PM   #20
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Does anyone know of a website or available program to assist me in planning attic roof trusses for a 42 wide by 30 deep garage. Just like ETD66SS, I want to keep it open down below with out support poles.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:35 PM   #21
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knife, a friend nearbye went the two story route. Lots of space but looks odd next to his house. He did a nice job though. Then, his neighbor essentially copied his...lol.

I built my own because my local contractor salesman said I was crazy and it couldnt be done. When I was done he did marvel at how straight and strong the roof was but said he wouldnt take back saying that I was crazy. lol
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:27 PM   #22
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It'll be big. But I have almost 4 acres and alot of old trees growing nearby. I think the size is relative. It should be 25' at the peak. I see alot of possiblilities and flexability in my building. Also i think that with 2 boats, 4 four wheelers, 5 vehicles and a growing woodworking shop I might need more someday.

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Old 04-28-2007, 08:08 AM   #23
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Mine is about 21' to the peak, so yours will be way higher than that! I can draw it all up for a price if you're interested.

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Crecore.

I have drawings already from Punch Professional Home Design. The only thing that I could not do was draft in the floor trusses. Maybe in another version. I appreciate the offer for your help. it is actually the floor trusses that are adding the addition hieght. i wanted the freedom of not having a bunch of walls supporting the second level. I will be starting in a couple weeks on construction.

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I am looking into doing something very similar and was wondering what the outcome was for ETD66SS' project. Specifically, what type of floor trusses (depth, spacing, style) did you end up going with? Were there any gotcha's that you encountered?


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I am looking into doing something very similar and was wondering what the outcome was for ETD66SS' project. Specifically, what type of floor trusses (depth, spacing, style) did you end up going with? Were there any gotcha's that you encountered?


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there's probably one reason we didnt hear back from him...

$$$$$$

could surely be done. I would do a steel beam and steel trusses at that size. They be a lot lighter and they'd be pieced together in the field do to transport height. To engineer a field platable two piece wood truss requires way overbuilding the joint areas.
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How hard would it be to build a gambral roof ,two story home with a clear span width of 62 feet not counting overhangs.in addition the clear span(great room)will be 40feet with no supporting structure.The upstairs will have a room over the great room. as large as the roof will allow, with no short walls.This will act as a bunk room when the family(5 children,13 grand kids, and expecting great grands)(will have 3 spare bed rooms on first floor).
planning to use Murphy beds along the walls,with entertanment center on one end of the room.Also two full baths.
I am also planning a very large garage(62x76)with a woodworking shop(38x30),with garage parking for 6 cars and a full length upstairs finished room for storage.The upstairs floor will need to be fairly strong.about half of the garage will be clear span.
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Slightly off-topic from gambrel roof trusses, but on the topic of floor trusses:

Next spring I'm going to tackle a remodel on the attached carriage house to my 1897 Victorian. The carriage house is 25x50, and I want to clear span the first floor, with an apartment (live load) on the second floor. From the reading of the posts here, that sounds completely feasible with floor trusses.

So, my questions:

1. I'm going to have to remove the siding as well as replacing much of the plank "sheathing", as a good bit of rot has set in on several walls, so I'm fairly certain I can wiggle the trusses inside from the second floor that way. However, the next problem I'm facing is that the walls are balloon framing. The mudsill is 12x12 and the walls are 2x4 with some 4x6 poles, so I have room to basically build new walls abutting the older ones and still be on the foundation. My plan was to build these new (not to mention straight, plumb and level) walls and set top chord bearing floor trusses on them. Am I completely out of my mind, or will this work?

Sorry if some of my terminology is off, I've been out of the construction field for a while.

Thanks.

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