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Old 09-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #31
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Umm just one comment. With a standard framed roof you would have had some space for storage. Now with the trusses you have no storage. Typically, in my experience stick framing a roof like that would have taken probably the same amount of time as those trusses took you. Just my 2 cents.

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Umm just one comment. With a standard framed roof you would have had some space for storage. Now with the trusses you have no storage. Typically, in my experience stick framing a roof like that would have taken probably the same amount of time as those trusses took you. Just my 2 cents.
Half the time as building trusses but where’s the fun in that?
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Half the time as building trusses but where’s the fun in that?
Very true, once you get the rafters cut, get the ridge up, they go up like gang busters
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well I just came in from working on my garage and I see you gentleman have been busy talking on here......haha.......I got all the 2x4s across the top for the metal roof, still need some more bracing I will get to that later........strung a 30 x 50 foot tarp over the garage....might get some rain the next day or two and trying to keep things dry..........and thanks for some input guys thats better than putting my project down......but again I do not need to get this garage inspected....and I did not go with rafters cause I got a nice veiw out the back of my house and was trying to keep the roof as low as I could and since the garage is 10.5 feet tall then add 5' of truss its pretty tall for a garage on my city lot......and some one did say it right that its my bed and I have to lay in it or that I am playing with fire.......all I can say is I put a lot of thought in this, I didnt do it to really save money I did it cause I knew I could an d I knew I could do it right I have been swinging a hammer since I could pick one up and have built all kinds of stuff from a bird house to 170' long and 8' high I beams that maybe some of you have drove over if your in the PA NY NJ OH MD areas and if anyone of you guys were here and went up on my roof and walked around you would know what I'm saying
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Be sure to use additional bracing if you omit the sheathing on the top chords for lateral shear flow. Diagonals on the bottom chords from the garage wall corners in, also. 2x4 brace line every 10' with an "X" brace required if omitting the drywall below for shear. http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...OI5rmXQVBl6Wfw

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central PA about mid way between harrisburg and pittsburgh
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I post awhile back about seeing if anyone on here ever built there own trusses, I got alot of flack about this from people saying I was crazy to stupid for wanting to do this. Well I did it and they are great and very very strongAttachment 25121

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I saw many homemade trusses 30 years ago however, in Ontario it would require a P Eng to certify these types of trusses. They are not covered under Part Nine of the Ontario Building code.
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well I dont live in Ontario so I'm not worried about anything, I know in most cases these trusses dont work for people because of getting them inspected. But I did not need to have anything inspected, and I had the time to build them and I wanted to build them. I did alot of research on building trusses and found out the fink truss is very simple and figuring out the spans was easy even though I had already had the spans off anouther truss. I posted this to show if someone has a project like a small garage or something like a hunting cabin way out in the middle of knowhwere that you can build your own on site.
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Hey kwikfishron I have know idea what you think you saw but what you are seeing is the end of the gusset not a gap there so before you tell me i overlooked something maybe you should ask questions first and i think it will be fine i had 4 guys up there over 800 lbs of weight and she didnt budge........
I see what I think kwikfishron sees, (2) 2x4s end butted. Is there a gusset on the other side or is that sheet of plywood the gusset? No need to get snippy Chriscr. From the picture's view, it looks like there is no connection at that joint.
Other than that I think you did a good job. From my view, you didn't over do the gussets with nails which only weakens the wood. Brace it up as suggested and get it dried in.
When the truss manufacturer dropped trusses on our jobsites, 8 times outta 10 the trusses were bent right where those metal plates were. Those little spikes only go in about a 1/4", tops. But when one comes loose you only mash it to bits trying to hammer it back in.
The OP built these trusses for his own place and not for a paying customer.
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yes there is a gusset on each side, that sheet of osb is up there for extra storage just incase I need the room but I hope I never have to use it. and its a nice place to stand and to lay materials for when we strung the 2x4s across and for the metal roof .........and of course I am going to get snippy when someone points out flaws that arnt there.
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Thank You very much Jogr.
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