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Old 08-21-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
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I am planning to install hip roof trusses on a 15ft square 31/2x11/7/8 power beams. i am going to use simpson strong tie h10 hurricane connectors to attatch rafters to the beam. want to make sure this is adequate. Also would like to use screws to fasten trusses to one another but truss company said they prefer nails. Would like some thoughts on that

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nails offer better shear value than a screw.

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What brackets do the plans call for?

Yup, nails rather than screws.
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I am planning to install hip roof trusses on a 15ft square 31/2x11/7/8 power beams. i am going to use simpson strong tie h10 hurricane connectors to attatch rafters to the beam. want to make sure this is adequate. Also would like to use screws to fasten trusses to one another but truss company said they prefer nails. Would like some thoughts on that
You do what the truss company says and that's it. Why are you asking to go against what they say on the internet? It's your job, your trusses and the truss company is telling you what they want you to use.
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