Putting up basement ceiling

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  1. Jan 12, 2010 #1

    warren.garfield@lovejoyto

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    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?

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    inspectorD

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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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