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Old 05-21-2007, 12:41 PM
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Garage Truss Suggestions

I'm trying to design a garage and was wondering what the preferred truss style is for an area requiring height for a lift. Here is a link to what I've got so far. I'm confident with the attic trusses, but for the more open area I'm not sure what style to use.

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Old 05-21-2007, 03:28 PM
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Are you going to have an attic - if so than you can use attic trusses. The lower chord is an actual floor joist. See link:

For that raised portion above your hoist you can go to a raised-tie truss where they use a raised bottom cord or to a scissor truss. See link:

If you want to build them yourself there are tables available for what size the truss members have to be depending on the span that you want to cover. I know that several times it was smarter to order them premade as the cost of the materials was almost as much as the cost of purchasing them manufactured - let alone the time it took me to make them. The manufacturers can buy the wood much cheaper than you or I can and have jigs already made up to build them. No figuring for you to do and probably much better made than we can do it.

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That's exactly what my roommates & I were thinking so I really appreciate the input! Now just gotta get the concrete laid
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Definitely go with the engineered manufactured truss as they come with the engr drawings and approval for the building dept..Check with your truss company as some of them will deliver to the rooftop using their boom truck and some will even help set the trusses with their boom truck..there is an extra chg for that but well worth it..

Also get hurricane clips to fasten those with as that makes the job a lot easier..and do your layout on the top of the walls before the trusses are delivered..

I can build my own trusses but I am not going to because it is so much easier and cheaper to just order them and have them delivered.

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Truss plates are a royal PAIN in the,..... to pound in by hammer.
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