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Old 12-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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How do I attach jack trusses to girder truss??

I'm putting a pre-engineered hip truss system on my bathroom addition. I have the main trusses up and I can't figure out how to hang/attach the jack trusses that are on a 45 degree angle for the hip...

The big box store has lots of hangers, but no "hanger" style for attaching 2x4 on a 45 degree angle.

Any suggestions on the type of simpson bracket to use? I can order them online if I know what to get.



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Old 12-24-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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The required hangers come with the trusses and engineering papers. Contact them as they are liable.



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No pictures, no plans to go by. So I'll guess look at the hurricane ties on the Simpson web site.
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Can you nail the truss to the hip? I always just nailed the truss to the hip, making sure the opposite truss was lined up directly across.
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Same here. Just nail them. You don't need hangers.

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Nailed here too. Make sure your not pushing the hip out of a straight line s you are nailing them in. We always do them in pairs as we go up.


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