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A bit more work done.
theres alot of trees in those trusses chuck.. and it looks like they planned on your snow loads up there
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As much as i hate trusses,they look like they did a good job with them. What's the pitch on them? I'm guessing a 10/12. I wish we could get us a nice average sized house ounce in awhile. I'm so tired of being on a house over 2 years.
I've been with Perry for just over 3 years and we've built 2 houses and a addition. havn't missed a day of work in that time. I want some of them little jobs were i can frame 2 houses a week. you know 1000, 1200 sq ft. on a slab.
looking real good by the way.
The truss in the last pic is a total of 8" to short and out of the plane of the other ones by 3" . The pencil pusher out smarted him self buy making the wall it sits on taller and shrinking the truss. He missed just a bit If you look at the pic of the end of the garage you can see a gap between the truss and the ply. again he out smarted him self making the gable truss shorter for the ladder bracing. The detail calls out a 2x flat from the first truss back over the gable truss out to the ladder. Sounds good except he missed by a 1/2". ending up to tall for the 2x to fit over the top. Funny thing is this house has all of these gables on it and the garage is the only one that he felt needed extra support for the ladder.
Another cool thing is that big girter truss for the ridge is only 2 1/5" to short The guys nailing it together did us a big favor also. It has 4 1/2" bolts that hold it on on each end. Yup 2 of the holes have truss plates over them. And the 2 that we could get to to drill had as many as 4 nails in each hole to drill through. Only junked 3 bits getting them drilled.
Almost forgot the valley trusses guy has them laid out for 24" OC but can't do math to save him self. The one that is done they ended up 27" apart in order to fit in plane.
Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 09-27-2011 at 01:37 AM.
And yes 10/12
Did I say that when they hit the button back at the shop it count got doubled on the main house. So we now have enough trusses to build another 30 by 38 building.
Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 09-27-2011 at 01:39 AM.
I agree with Larry...that's a lot of wood. Sorry to see you're having to deal with designers who've never actually had to build one of their designs. I'll bet it's gonna be nice by the time you guys get done with it.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
Thanks Chuck I had forgotten all about the truss nightmares from all the custom homes that I have worked on. Seems that the truss guys there have the same issues there as we have here. I don't think I have worked on one place that did not have something wrong with the truss's or the plans on how the truss's were suppose to go together. Or getting the wrong package for the wrong house. Or not getting certain truss packages and not realizing it till you are in the middle of the build. Nothing like a good reminder as to why I am glad that I don't have to deal with it anymore. Wishing you luck getting this all straightened out.
Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............
We had a realization today. It's not the designer he just pushes the button. It's the truss software.
See Brent your fault.
Ok so maybe you didn't wright the truss program but it's still funny.