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Old 02-04-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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We are building a 16'x28' workshop. We intend to put a gambrel roof on it to allow for maxium height inside. there will not be any joists going across the middle. I am not sure if I am using the right term for that. What I am trying to say is the building will be open from floor to roof. I have been looking at the gambrel roofs at the HD display sheds and I would like to know where to purchase those metal ties they have holding the trusses together? I see ones that look like them in the store but they all say not for trusses.

Also the HD sheds have a 2x12 going across the middle of the shed for structural support. If I instead put a 2x12 5' in from the front and 5' from the back leaving approximately 18' of open space in the middle will that sufficient structural support?

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Old 02-06-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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HD didn't have any ???

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Old 02-06-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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are you talking about gussets that tie each of the rafters together. here is a site that might help with the construction of it but if you cant find gussets you can use nail plats http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/pub...Eng/305-37.pdf
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