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    Truss uplift

    I also have an indoor wood furnace which dries the air out quite a bit. I installed an aprilaire steam humidifier this winter which keeps my humidity in check but still didn't help with the crack.
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    I assume that is has to do with moisture in the wood. It closes back up in the summer. I know that it was not done correctly, just looking for advice on how to fix it without tearing the whole wall apart.
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    Truss uplift

    I can see it in my hallway, it runs perpendicular to the trusses. The drywall lifts where the wall and ceiling meet. Comes back down in the summer. You can just see the tape pulling, doesn't leave a crack, most people probably never see it. In hind sight, there are a few things that I would do...
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    Yep, I think that I left the decking down three on each side
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    Hard plastic
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    Venting in the attic should be fine, at least as far as I can figure. About 50' of ridge vent and 2 gable vents. Back soffit is all vented, about 62', and front is half vented. Rafter vents on both front and back the whole way. Figured it all up when building and it was okay numbers wise. I have...
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    Truss uplift

    If I understand what you are asking, the batting is stapled on the 2x4s and I have some netting stuff on the back side holding it
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    Truss uplift

    There is batting coming down about 16 inches from lower ceiling. Then 19 inches of blown in covering the remaining 16 inches and the other ceiling.
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    Two beams in the basement. One on each side of the opening, or so. No evidence of anything sinking. Sinking is the first thing I checked for. The crack closes back up in the summer. There is no lateral movement, or at least not that I can see.
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    Yes, it is insulated. Basement underneath with 12" I joists
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    Truss uplift

    I live in central Indiana. I can get to the back of the wall/truss. It was set right on top of the wall. I could not find the map from the truss company, but it would not have been possible to start from the wrong side. The house is not symmetrical, but the trusses on the other side of the room...
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    Well, I actually built the house myself. I have a basic knowledge of framing but did have help from people who know what they are doing. I just put the trusses where the truss company designed. The drywall is screwed to the truss. The truss is nailed to those walls in a few places. It was not a...
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    Truss uplift

    Another pic
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    Truss uplift

    Here are pics of the cracks on each side of the doorway
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    Truss uplift

    My home was completed in the fall of 2014. That winter I noticed a crack in the drywall in my great room. The truss spans about 45 ft and crosses over an 8' doorway in the middle. One side is cathedral ceiling and the other is 8'. The crack is where the truss sits on the interior wall and closed...
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