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Old 09-11-2010, 08:43 PM   #16
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Thanks.

I got a trial subscription to Finehomebuilding online and have already found many nice things.

Unfortunately nothing on my latest mistake.
(are you sensing a pattern here)

The structure is 1/4" too long when I put the tape to her....for the hundredth time.
So, somewhere I messed up. The bottom plates are right, but the top plate is out on both long walls. I can't go back now, but this throws off the stud spacing as I get towards the middle of the structure. And the placing of the trusses over the studs becomes an issue.
Can I nudge two of the trusses near the centre of the wall 1/8th off centre and then place the trusses back on the 2' OC mark so I don't fall short for the sheathing when I get to the end truss?

I really should have started with bird houses!


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Old 09-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #17
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Don't worry about 1/4" or even 1"! Buildings are very forgiving, especially with siding on..... If 2'o.c. you need to be within 1" of stud with the truss IF only using 1 top plate. Make up any difference in either end gable/common spacing. Well braced:
http://www.sbcindustry.com/docs/06_B...8t923so30f35d3

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:20 PM   #18
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I have a double top plate so I would assume that would make my mistake even more forgiving.

I would have liked all of this to be perfect! But I guess this is my first ever carpentry "project" so I will have to excuse a 1/4" here and there.

Thanks for the document! I went and picked up a whack of 16' 2x4's and by the time I'm done she will look like a kid with an orthodontist parent!


This forum has been great! Thanks again.
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OK...I had a look at the document. WOW.
Thanks.
That pretty much covers it eh?
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That is for their trusses, not yours.... You should get a paper, as mentioned.

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That is for their trusses, not yours.... You should get a paper, as mentioned.

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We cannot stress enough that these truss sheets are specific to just the set they are delivered with. They are not generic.

The inspectors will ask for YOUR sheets, delivered with YOUR trusses, and they will walk through your building with those very sheets in hand, looking up to verify that you added the exact correct sizes of braces (sometimes they are 2x4's, sometimes they are 2x6's) to the specified truss member/s. They will check for the correct numbered truss/es sitting in the specifically designated locations, turned in the right direction. Also, they will be looking for the proper "tie-down" metal hardware called for, and that it is installed per required methods, with the specified fasteners.

You don't want to play around with this. It is important, and the inspectors are often very serious about it.
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Hi everyone.

You guy's are really serious about this bracing thing huh?
Fair enough.
I have read and re-read the sheet that came with the trusses and they seem to be very generic Its not noted as specific to the truss plan I have. It's a photo copied sheet with general handling info.

It says:

One continuos lateral brace at the centre of the web length.
two CLB's at third points of web length.
Three clb's at quarter points of web length


Thats it. No diagram about what they are talking about, no explanation what third point or quarter point means etc...

I didn't get very far today anyway. I raised the first gable end truss and found the "engineered truss" was half an inch convexed across the bottom chord and only a couple of inches actually touched the top plate.
I thought it must be my framing so I measured and re measured and put my home made water level to it and them strung lines and measured them.........it was the truss.
In the end they said I needed to plane the ends down so it will sit flat across the plate.
Makes me wonder why I had engineered trusses built!
I look at the gaps and wonky wood and think I would have done a better job. It would have taken me a month, but I'm sure they would have been right...ish.

Anyway. I'll get back at it in the morning. See how far out the other gable end truss is!
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Got any kind of piece location indicators resembling this drawing?
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Hi Willie,
Nope, they didn't include anything like that.

I am going to call them this morning to find out what's what though.

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Ok. They goofed and didn't supply the correct drawing.
Everything was there except the bracing locations.
All they require is 2 CLB's at about the midpoint of the outside web.

"REALLY!"

Yup...thats what I said as well.
I'll add a bit more just for ease of mind.
No blocking needed for the raised heels either.
My gut tells me that the sheathing will serve this function anyway.

It's raining...a lot...so now I wait....and wait....
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You know i thought I would post the house as it stands....Lots of work to do yet. The pergola, the floor!, the entire inside actually....
It was a lot of hard work doing it solo, (wish I had pictures of my single handed truss flipping techniques!)

I got it almost closed in before the snow flew...but the window company was 2 moths late with them and when they did arrive the driver rolled the door up, unhooked the 16' patio slider and walked away from it. I watched it fall over in slow motion and almost crush the guy. Lucky lucky lucky...for him...bad for me. I had to wait another 3 months for the new slider to arrive.
So the house sat in a state of limbo all winter. I got the new slider in with the help of a few guys and it looks like the Mrs and I will move out of the refugee camp make shift shelter and into the house before the next winter!

thanks for everyones help and advice!
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