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Old 05-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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I am building a room on to my home. I have an "I" (6x15) steel beam which one end of my truss will be sitting on? I know I will have to strap them down but how do I attach them to the beam? OR do they just sit on the beam and the straps hold them on?

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I'd install the steel 1 1/2" below the truss level and cap it with a 2x6. Nail the trusses into the wood.
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I am building a room on to my home. I have an "I" (6x15) steel beam which one end of my truss will be sitting on? I know I will have to strap them down but how do I attach them to the beam? OR do they just sit on the beam and the straps hold them on?
Ask the Architect who drew the plans. If you don't have that. Ask your building inspector how to do it. Do you have plans and permits?
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That is one wimpy beam. I hope it only spans about ten feet.
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That is one wimpy beam. I hope it only spans about ten feet.
Its spanning 30'. It weighs enough, took two of us all day to get it up 8 foot, by hand(jacks). It will be sitting on 4 - 3"square post space about 10' apart.
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Ask the Architect who drew the plans. If you don't have that. Ask your building inspector how to do it. Do you have plans and permits?
Yea a set of $3500 plans and permits that cost us $500.00 and haven't even started.

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