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warren.garfield@lovejoyto 01-12-2010 05:53 AM

Putting up basement ceiling
 
My house was built in 1979 and they used trusses instead of floor joices. I was going to strap the trusses and sheetrock. My concern is will the trusses move around as the floor load changes an crack the sheetrock joints?

Thanks

inspectorD 01-12-2010 06:09 AM

yup
 
However , they sell truss movement joint hardware. basically iy lets the truss move up and down and still supports the wall from moving sideways.
Product Category: Truss Clips

GBR 01-12-2010 03:38 PM

If you are talking- floor trusses, they won't move that much. Especially with another wall under them, shortening the span. The deflection is rated for loads it could carry, I doubt it is over-spanned for the application as these require engineering before installation.

Start over...... Is a roof or floor above?

Be safe, Gary

inspectorD 01-12-2010 03:51 PM

yup
 
My mistake..I was thinking roof truss hardware for some reason.
The floor truss will be fine with sheetrock, in fact they hold up better than dimensional lumber.


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