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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-28-2012, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
Think the 2 x 8's every 16" will be sufficient. ...

Think the 2 x 8's every 16" will be sufficient. What about lateral anchoring? Should I just use "X" 2x4 braces at the ends of the 2x8's to maintain the 16" spacing ? I am sure there is a more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-27-2012, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
What is the typical attic storage / loft storage...

What is the typical attic storage / loft storage dead weight (PSF) rated for? Dead weight would be higher than live weight right since your going to be storing more than living. I don't think I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-25-2012, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
I am not sure... I think if I got 12' length 2 x...

I am not sure... I think if I got 12' length 2 x 6 it might go edge to edge with a "joint" in the middle wall. I will have to get back up in the attic and measure my room walls. Appraisal documents...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-24-2012, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
I do have a couple main walls that run...

I do have a couple main walls that run perpendicular to the trusses. I believed it is a load bearing wall as it carried from the second floor to the first with a large heavy I-Beam on the ceiling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-24-2012, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
The first picture may be wrong, it was the...

The first picture may be wrong, it was the cleaner picture I was able to find on Google images.

OK, so after more research and spending more time up in the attic and running some load bearing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
So if it is done as it looks like in The PDF link...

So if it is done as it looks like in The PDF link 2 x 6 's need to be ran on the base. And all reinforcements need to be made prior to removing the "old" sections of the truss. Has any one followed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-15-2012, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
I was thinking with only 1 truss being modified...

I was thinking with only 1 truss being modified it might be a little different. It also looked like on searching, other large projects (using Google search) if used the tipple up of 2 x 4 on either...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-15-2012, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Magus2727
Modify Attic Truss for Attic Ladder and storage

I have a question about adjusting a single (out of 12 total trusses spaced at 24") attic truss that is in the shape as below:

http://www.homeadditionplus.com/images/drawings/Roof%20Truss_1.jpg
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