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Old 12-14-2008, 07:42 PM   #16
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See, this is why I asked the question. It didn't even occur to me to ask the truss company, which is what I will do
What part of Thekctermite's post did you not understand when he told you to do this??

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What you need to do is get your truss company involved. They'll tell you if it is possible to cut an opening, and how to restore the structural integrity back into the trusses you modify. They'll back it up with engineered diagrams that they produce on their proprietary truss manufacturing software. The details are very specific, and must be followed to the letter.

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What part of Thekctermite's post did you not understand when he told you to do this??
You might notice his post didn't exist before I asked the question...

I love how you guys ASSume I'd go out there with a saw and just start cutting ceiling joists
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You might notice his post didn't exist before I asked the question...
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Are the trusses even designed for light attic storage? Many are not.
Yes, that's exactly what they are, light load attic trusses.
The second and third posts of this thread.

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??? You quoted a sentence from the post.
The question I asked is in the first post of this thread...
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I love how you guys ASSume I'd go out there with a saw and just start cutting ceiling joists
That's how to get people to assist you. We aren't paid to be here, we're here because we want to help people. If you choose to ignore our advice that's fine, if you take it that's great, but slightly vailed namecalling won't be tolerated here.
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slightly vailed namecalling won't be tolerated here.
Name calling?? "ASSume" is a play on the term "don't assume, it makes an ass of u and me." Name calling it certainly is not. And with all the assumption going on in this thread, I'd say it's fitting. If I was stupid enough to just cut my trusses without a solid plan (which has been implied several times), why would I even ask about it?

And probably more importantly, that whole sentence was meant as a friendly jab.

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What you need to do is get your truss company involved. They'll tell you if it is possible to cut an opening, and how to restore the structural integrity back into the trusses you modify. They'll back it up with engineered diagrams that they produce on their proprietary truss manufacturing software. The details are very specific, and must be followed to the letter.
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Why not just do it right and contact the truss manufacturer for a few options. They see this frequently and could provide a signed design for a reasonable amount. Forum opinions carry no power when it comes to solving a problem you have created.
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You might notice his post didn't exist before I asked the question...
I guess your eyes were closed and didn't notice that thekctermite told you to call the truss company in post #2.
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I guess your eyes were closed and didn't notice that thekctermite told you to call the truss company in post #2.
And here we are with the assumptions. Did I say anything whatsoever to make you think I would be ignoring that advice?
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GP_WA has received some very solid advice from a lot of people and no further discussion on the topic is necessary.

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