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M.Plummer 11-20-2004 10:23 PM

I'm building a house and need to know how to set roof trusses manually. Can anyone help me?

Daniel O'Connor 11-20-2004 10:26 PM

If you are referring to how to set them on the roof by hand I would suggest that you cheat and rent an all terrane forklift.

steg32168 11-30-2004 07:57 AM

I'm not sure what help you need, can you be alittle more specific about what you do or don't know or understand???!!! When I first started in construction we always set trusses by hand!! It's pretty straight forward, just use common sense!! But let fly what questions you have and like I said, be alittle more specific!! Good Luck!!!!!!!!


meiersenterprises 07-03-2005 02:28 PM

I would be interested in reading more about this if anyone has time to chime in.

Teetorbilt 07-03-2005 10:08 PM

Dave, you must be another oldtimer. I remember buggylugging trusses by hand, took quite a few guys and is one of the other reasons that my back is bad. LOL
We used to snap the line off center so that it lined up with the edge of the crosstie, better than trying to guess the center. We roughed in the peaks, set them with temp 2X4's until it was sheathing time.

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