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Old 10-29-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Im thinking about these dimensions for my trusses for my pole garage. 22' wide in a typical triangle design with a 2' hight in the very center. Sound Good? Im going to order them prebuilt BTW.

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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That sounds very shallow. A typical roof truss will be something like 4:12 or 5:12 pitch. With only a 2' center height, you're likely going to need a rubber roof or some other special roofing treatment.

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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Im thinking about these dimensions for my trusses for my pole garage. 22' wide in a typical triangle design with a 2' hight in the very center. Sound Good? Im going to order them prebuilt BTW.
What do you mean by "pole garage?" Are you talking about a prefab garage kit?
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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That sounds very shallow. A typical roof truss will be something like 4:12 or 5:12 pitch. With only a 2' center height, you're likely going to need a rubber roof or some other special roofing treatment.
Hmmm, ok, what height do you reccomend?
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What do you mean by "pole garage?" Are you talking about a prefab garage kit?
I mean something like this its not exactly what i want to do, but the same basic type of building.
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Hmmm, ok, what height do you reccomend?
I would use at least a 4:12 pitch. This translates into a center height of 3' 8" with your 22ft span.

In reality what I'd do is call the local lumber yard and have them put a kit together. Either that or call a company like Blitz Builders. They offer packages or they'll put the building up at a reasonable price.
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I would use at least a 4:12 pitch. This translates into a center height of 3' 8" with your 22ft span.

In reality what I'd do is call the local lumber yard and have them put a kit together. Either that or call a company like Blitz Builders. They offer packages or they'll put the building up at a reasonable price.

Sounds good, thank you Ezekiel
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Sounds good, thank you Ezekiel
Glad to help.
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I'm not sure how involved you plan to be in the actual construction, but I've had some success calling local truss makers and asking if they have any over-runs or returns or anything that they can sell cheap. I got the trusses for my shop for less than half price, but I had to buy one extra, and they were a little wider than I originally planned, but it still cut my project price by quite a bit. You have to weigh the cost benefit in trusses to any impact it might have on the entire project.

Just a thought....
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I'm not sure how involved you plan to be in the actual construction, but I've had some success calling local truss makers and asking if they have any over-runs or returns or anything that they can sell cheap. I got the trusses for my shop for less than half price, but I had to buy one extra, and they were a little wider than I originally planned, but it still cut my project price by quite a bit. You have to weigh the cost benefit in trusses to any impact it might have on the entire project.

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i didnt think about that, if you dont mind me asking, how big, how many and how much did your trusses cost?
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It's been a few years ago, and this wasn't the same type of building. I was planning on 28' span with a pitch at least 6:12. The truss guys said they had some 32' span, 8:12 trusses, but they had one more than I needed. They sold them to me for half what the estimate was for new ones to my spec just to get them out of their yard and get something out of them.

I used to figure about $3 per span foot for truss cost, but the last ones I had quoted were 24' span, 8:12, and they were $92 each. I live in the Midwest, so your price might vary.

Hope this helps.
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It's been a few years ago, and this wasn't the same type of building. I was planning on 28' span with a pitch at least 6:12. The truss guys said they had some 32' span, 8:12 trusses, but they had one more than I needed. They sold them to me for half what the estimate was for new ones to my spec just to get them out of their yard and get something out of them.

I used to figure about $3 per span foot for truss cost, but the last ones I had quoted were 24' span, 8:12, and they were $92 each. I live in the Midwest, so your price might vary.

Hope this helps.

Thanks alot, it does

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