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Old 03-23-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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need help with my attic trusses


there is some 2x4 i want to remove so i can intrude the wall so i can form this cave or crevice, but the 2x4 is in the way, just need to know can i remove it and would it have any stucture problem. There's a picture i hilighted the 2x4 that i want to remove.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:22 AM   #2
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Portion of an engineered truss, right? Leave it alone.

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Don't touch those-----what ever you do---don't cut those!
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What they said!!!!! Removing any member of an engineered truss severly compromises the whole truss.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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Sure, you can do it - we have.
However, we submitted "Detailed" drawings, with pictures to a Structural
Engineer.
After he examined our drawings and made a few suggestions/changes -
we re-drew the plan, re-submitted it, and then submitted the plans to the
"Local Code Enforcement" entity.
After everyone was happy (this took a while) - we went ahead and did it.
Sounds easy, doesn't it - it wasn't!
Take the advice from above -
Don't do it!!
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