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Old 12-09-2018, 11:28 PM   #16
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Truss lift was a concern of mine but I donít think a load bearing wall is designed to only be underload half the year. All of the trusses are toenailed to top of wall(no metal clips). If this wall was load-bearing wouldnít there be a header beam over the doorway? Thanks for all the help!
Yes there would be header, you have nothing to worry about.
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How much lower is your wall top plate from bottom chord of truss? Those anchors sure don't look like nails.. can you snap a photo?
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Truss lift was a concern of mine but I donít think a load bearing wall is designed to only be underload half the year. All of the trusses are toenailed to top of wall(no metal clips). If this wall was load-bearing wouldnít there be a header beam over the doorway? Thanks for all the help!
What is "truss lift"? Besides the obvious wind event lifting trusses... how is the half inch between bottom chord truss and top plate of wall related to "truss lift". What in the world is "truss lift"?
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What is "truss lift"? Besides the obvious wind event lifting trusses... how is the half inch between bottom chord truss and top plate of wall related to "truss lift". What in the world is "truss lift"?

Finding toe nails is still common because not all houses have truss lift but when they do they can lift in the center about 1/2 inch and if the toe nails hold the wall can be pulled up off the floor. That is why we have the slider clips. This can cause trouble with drywall cracking at the ceiling and that is solved by not placing any screws in the drywall with in 18 inches of the interior wall. So the drywall bends and leaves the corner intact.
http://reyesinspections.com/why-truss-uplift-happens/
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What is "truss lift"? Besides the obvious wind event lifting trusses... how is the half inch between bottom chord truss and top plate of wall related to "truss lift". What in the world is "truss lift"?
Its actually called "truss uplift" and its when wood in wooden trusses shrink, or cures and the bottom cord bowes upward mostly in the middle of the truss. Since I none of my sheetrock is cracked at the joints, Im positive this is not the case! Thanks again for all the help, wall is coming down today I will send some final pics!
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