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Truss Tuesday: 2 x 4 or not 2 x 4…that is the question

Trey

This week’s truss:

Question:

This truss is over capacity. What are some ways to fix it?

Top Chords are Southern Pine No 2
Bottom Chords are Southern Pine No 1
Webs are Southern Pine No 3Building

Code: IBC 2021

Loads (psf unless otherwise noted):
TC Live Load 20
TC Dead Load 10
BC Live Load 0
BC Dead Load 10

Application: ResidentialWind: 130

The answer will be posted on Thursday!

This is not a production truss! This is simply an example for Truss Tuesday conversation. Join the conversation on LinkedIn.

Updated Thursday, April 04, 2024

The “simplest” way to get this truss under capacity is to upgrade T3 to a 2×6! How did you do it?

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