Open Truss ?s - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2006, 10:02 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10

Open Truss ?s

ok heres a few ?s I thought i would ask cause I got no real answers on it from any place i asked about open webbed trusses made of 2*4. 1st ? is what is the max length of the trusses. I figured max span is 30feet with no support. But do they come bigger then 30. Say 60 cause i figure you can put a beam under them in the middle and they should be good to go right?? Or is it the say as putting 2*12 trusses in where they just sit next to each other on the beam


cloudkicker101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2006, 10:24 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 430
Rewards Points: 250

If you go to the truss company they will design trusses for your application. Around here they will do this for free, at least for an estimate. There is no 'maximum span' for a 2x4 bottom chord. Trusses don't work like a beam, where to get twice as far you put a support halfway.


Bonus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2006, 08:40 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Posts: 835
Rewards Points: 500

Like Bonus said. Designing trusses is the business of an engineer, not DIY'rs.
Teetorbilt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which way should kitchen cabinets open??? ncoppola09 Carpentry 8 06-30-2007 05:39 PM
? about 70's cape and how to open rooms angelonbreak Remodeling 3 04-25-2007 07:59 AM
New ball valve leaking half open? sz8 Plumbing 5 01-05-2007 10:46 PM
Stick built to truss conversion mikemc411 Building & Construction 7 09-15-2006 06:06 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1