Trusses For Addition - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 08-31-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

trusses For Addition


I'm adding on to my house. I have a 24' x 30' slab poured. I want to span 24' with trusses. What should I use to build the trusses? 2x4 or 2x6 or something bigger? Also, the bottom of the trusses (the joists), should I spilt the 24' into 3rds using 8' lumber or do it in 2 pieces using a 16 footer with a 8 footer?
1967jsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-31-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,802
Rewards Points: 1,016
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by 1967jsr View Post
What should I use to build the trusses?
I would suggest to use a qualified truss manufacturing company - who will do the proper engineering and construction and deliver them onsite ready for you to install. You will then have a properly built roof structure plus pass building inspection without issue.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-31-2009, 11:04 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 179
Rewards Points: 150
Default


Ditto sheetz, When I did my addition it only cost me about $120.00 a truss 6/12 pitch 28' long with overhang, raised heel. Delivered to the house. It's not worth the hassel of building them, plus you have to make some kind of jig to make sure they are all perfectly the same. And also you might want to look at some of the designs they have available as far as bonus rooms built into the truss for attic storage or a scissor truss to give a cathedral look inside.
James Con is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-31-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default


The engineering on the home-made trusses that will inevitably be required by any heads-up building inspector will cost a lot. Enough to offset the cost of having a truss company fabricate (and engineer) them for you. It really is very inexpensive, and is a much much much better idea than trying to do it yourself without an understanding of the ways trusses manage the imposed loads.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 06:40 AM   #5
Mold!! Let's kill it!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,849
Rewards Points: 2,012
Default


It was touched on above, but to make it a little more clear, a truss manufacturer will provide you with all the documentation you need about wind/snow loading, bracing and fastening requirements to satisfy your building inspector.
Maintenance 6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building Garage with Engineered Trusses twiles Carpentry 30 03-12-2016 08:17 PM
Pre-Manufactured Trusses or not? my5sons Building & Construction 7 04-13-2012 12:44 PM
Mounting something to trusses bluefitness Building & Construction 1 07-19-2009 06:11 PM
Setting trusses for a Hip roof? TonyGG Building & Construction 13 09-13-2008 08:47 AM
How to line up trusses with studs aero_ub Carpentry 5 04-24-2006 03:48 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts