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Old 10-16-2019, 07:04 PM   #16
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Even though they are trusses I would expect that after 46 years they are now applying some load to any walls below. That doesn't mean all would fall down, just that some new settling may occur and some drywall cracking.

If it were me I'd be talking to my truss supplier with a lot of pictures in hand. Give him a chance to demonstrate his knowledge like, are these trusses?? Then see what he adds to your knowledge base.

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Old 10-16-2019, 07:10 PM   #17
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Even though they are trusses I would expect that after 46 years they are now applying some load to any walls below. That doesn't mean all would fall down, just that some new settling may occur and some drywall cracking.

If it were me I'd be talking to my truss supplier with a lot of pictures in hand. Give him a chance to demonstrate his knowledge like, are these trusses?? Then see what he adds to your knowledge base.

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Thanks, Bud. Sounds logical to my uneducated mind.


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But after saying that I found this.



Continuing my research on prebuilt trusses, I found a drawing of a truss that looks exactly like that Howe girder and it was called a tribearing truss.
Nothing is ever simple is it?


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Continuing my research on prebuilt trusses, I found a drawing of a truss that looks exactly like that Howe girder and it was called a tribearing truss.
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I found that too, but I also found where it said can be used as multi bearing.
But if it is multi bearing you would have to have support under one of the uprights for every truss. If one of them has no bearing under any of the uprights, then it is not used as a tribearing. If one is not tribearing then non are. I am sure you have no problem.
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Continuing my research on prebuilt trusses, I found a drawing of a truss that looks exactly like that Howe girder and it was called a tribearing truss.
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If you are still worried about it drag some 2x4s up there and put a chevron of braces over the area that you will be removing the wall.
Do the braces on the center upright.
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