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Old 09-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #16
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do you have to pass any inspections?
no inspections nor would I get one anyways.

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Plus I can run some metal bracing strips along the top plate to tie the corners together.
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no inspections nor would I get one anyways.
oh, ok
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it depends on the type of truss
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To illustrate the point:
Just curious what is the point of a cantelivered truss when you can just extended the top chord for an overhang?
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for one, don't have to worry about sheathing thickness ....

gives higher soffit height too, easier to use if walls are not square or level to name a few
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Just curious what is the point of a cantelivered truss when you can just extended the top chord for an overhang?
Besides aesthetic tastes, a cantilevered truss doesn't sacrifice clearance. This is particularly important with steep pitched roofs.
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for one, don't have to worry about sheathing thickness ....

gives higher soffit height too, easier to use if walls are not square or level to name a few
Ok I see. I started putting together some trusses for a shed roof. I am using Simpson Strong Tie TP35 3-1/8" x 5" for the chord joints. Its something I just thought of and started using because I was told to not use the mending plates with the metal teeth and the ones at the store say not for trusses on them. Please let me know what you think.
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what is your roof pitch?
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what is your roof pitch?
7/12 for a 6x6 shed.
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I see online where they use plywood gussets but don't you think these mending plates would be stronger?
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I see online where they use plywood gussets but don't you think these mending plates would be stronger?
Hm. I'm having Deja Vu. See Roof truss tie plate
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It's like Groundhog Day only with truss mending plates / plywood
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Hm. I'm having Deja Vu. See Roof truss tie plate
For a small 6 by 6 shed do you guys think im good using the Simpson Strong Tie TP35 3-1/8" x 5" mending plates instead of plywood gussets?
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Why are you even messing with building trusses for a 6x6 shed? Even one plate or plywood gusset is a waste of time and money for something like that.

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