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:
My trusses are all 2" x 4" construction. I am not making this into a livable space just storage space. The space between lengths of support from the center metal gusset and the bottom chord are 8 Feet. My plan is to lay down 23/32" tongue and grove OSB for a floor. Should I build up the floor with 2" x 6" in the lengths I am laying floor so its on the 2" x 6" and not the 2" x 4" of the truss? Guessing I should sandwich a 2" x 6" on each side of a single 2" x 4"? so of the 12 trusses I would have installed 24 8 foot lengths of 2 x 6?
The problem with the Attic Ladder:
The only problem is that the only location in my home/town-home that can accommodate an attic ladder (standard 22" wide 54" long) would hit about right in the middle where the two supports of the truss web meet on the bottom chord. and the truss is centered in the hallway so I will need to do some boxing between trusses as it stands.
how may I best modify this single truss? I was thinking of trying to make one side of it look like:
I was thinking of something like this:
The RED section would have 2" x 4" reinforcement on both sides
The BLUE section would have extra 2" x 4" sandwiched between the existing truss 2" x 4"
New 2" x 4" will be added to make up the corner using screw tie in plates.
This would move the tie in into the bottom chord (while keeping the tie into the top chord at the same point) enough to clear the attic ladder.
Thoughts? Thanks for any and all help!