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Attic Framing Question

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See pics. Trusses have what looks like 1x4s or 1x6s running between them, about halfway up the member. These run on both sides of the truss. The trusses also have pieces of what look like cut down OSB between them, on the left side of the attic (some of these are broken). I'm thinking the OSB bits were put in as they installed the trusses just to keep them all in place temporarily. What is the purpose of the 1x?


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I assume the 1x provide lateral bracing against buckling by tying all of the attached members together?

I assume the shorter struts aren't tied together because they're shorter and the longer ones would buckle before the shorter ones do?

Would it be safe to say I could remove any of the OSB straps?
Well, a number of them are broken...and they are individual pieces between the rafters, not a continuous stringer.
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