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Sagging floor cause for concern?

In a townhouse where my second floor sags in all kinds of directions - do i need to have it checked out/fixed, and by whom? Rough estimates: Age: 34 years old Width of unit: 21ft Second floor held up ...
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Convert timber roof rafters to trusses?

We want to open up the floor plan of our house by removing the center wall. The roof is 4:12 pitch with 3x8 timber rafters 4' on center, a 3x10 timber ridge beam, and 2x8 tongue and groove boards ...
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Repairing broken roof struts

I discovered two broken roof struts in my attic, adjacent to each other on the same strut. See the pictures. For perspective, you can see a yellow-gloved hand in the first picture. It's resting on the ...
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Garage Ceiling Truss Load and Distribution Options for Overhead Storage

Last summer I hung two 4'x8' overhead ceiling racks by using 4x4's across multiple trusses. The only point that actually share a truss are the mounts closes to the wall. As janky as this is, It's ...
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Had to shim my double top plate — how should I secure the trusses?

I am building a new detached garage, and one corner of the footing was about 1.5" low. To address this, I installed shims between the two top plates, as shown below. The size of the shim increases ...
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Wanting to add storage over garage

So I have picked up woodworking as a hobby and find myself becoming pressed for space in the garage. I looked in the attic and this is the layout: Is it possible to remove these angled supports and ...
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Can I partially suspend an angled climbing wall from my garage trusses?

I'm planning on building a home climbing wall in my garage. I'm wondering about the structural integrity of attaching it to the trusses. They are 2x4s, 24" apart, and span about 30 feet. This image ...
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What are Safe Allowances for Drilling into Rafters?

I plan to drill a hole for a screw into one of my (oversized) rafters near its bottom end where it meets the wall, into the narrow face pointing in towards the house. It will hold a negligible amount ...
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Removing wall under truss

I am wanting to turn this wall into a pony wall to open up my kitchen. It is directly under a truss. It contained a pocket door and there is no floor joist running under it or no other load bearing ...
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Garage gable fan through truss

I'm looking to install a ventilation fan in my garage. I want to install it in the middle (mainly for looks) rather than having it offset to one side or the other. Am I OK to cut through the middle ...
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Adding ceiling joists to workshop shed

I'm adding a 10x10 (100 ft sq) shed workshop to my yard. Walls are 2x4, 16"OC. Rafters are 2x6, 24"OC. I will be insulating the shed and adding climate control so I can use it year round. I'm in ...
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How much stronger is a triangle-shaped vs. A-shaped truss? Max snow load comparison?

I'm on a property in which there is a garden shed and its roof collapsed yesterday because of heavier than normal snow that accumulated on it over the past few months and it looks like yesterday was ...
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Does this truss have two or three bearing points?

Part of my roof is made from studio trusses as shown in the picture. I'm trying to determine if any of the load from these trusses is borne by the highlighted wall. The wall is built with 2x6s, but ...
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Why are some of my trusses nailed to interior wall top plate?

I am hoping someone can answer why I have multiple trusses nailed into the top plate of a small interior wall in my home. In the first image, I have highlighted in red where the trusses actually touch,...
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Is it safe to store a wheel/tire set in my garage loft area?

I'm not sure how much they weigh. I assume around 50lbs a piece. Here is the area I will store them in: Any specific way I should arrange the load or am I worrying too much?
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How can I safely reinforce my garage trusses to support ceiling drywall and insulation?

Recently bought a home that came with a double detached garage. The garage is older, perhaps from the 70s? It uses what looks like an early adoption of a truss framed roof. The trusses look like they ...
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How to build a 24' roof truss?

I want to span a 24' shed with a gambrel roof to create an operational space of 16' and I want a design that can be build onsite and installed without a helper. I'm having an impossible time figuring ...
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Cracked rafter fix and loose truss plates

I appear to have a crack on my drywall where it meets the ceiling in my bedroom. The crack is spreading a bit. I went in the attic and noticed that this rafter beam is cracked and might be causing ...
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Maximum span/strength of Howe Truss

I'm considering removing some walls in the center of a home with Howe Trusses (see pic). I know trusses are normally designed to transfer all the load to the exterior walls, but what concerns me is ...
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My basement ceiling\ground floor has a “truss” system. How to hang things?

It looks like this from what I can see: http://andersontrussnc.com/floor-trusses/ So - obviously I can't be drilling an eye bolt into anything I see here. I've heard people talk about sistering ...
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Previous home owner had hole drilled for shower drain through the metal web joist in the floor. Is this structurally ok?

It was approved by the town inspector, but maybe they missed it. I would like to know if this is ok structurally.
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General procedure for replacing load-bearing wall with truss on top

What is a general procedure for replacement of an external load bearing wall wherin the wall is bearing the load of the upstairs floor joists, but also has roof trusts which land directly onto the ...
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Repairing a notched rafter in a truss roof

I had a guy install a whirlybird-type vent in my roof.. those non-powered turbine types. Upon cutting the hole to install the vent, he accidentally cut a notch in the rafter: ). There are two ...
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How to HVAC service 3 floors without ducts in roof?

This is a little simplified, but not too much. I have architects and plans for a a two story house plus a basement. The house is about 80 feet by 20 feet with all stories extending the whole ...
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Modifying bottom chord of roof truss to accomodate new AC

We just had a new AC air handler installed, and it's much taller than the old one. Due to an error on my part, it's actually too tall for the space. And it is deeper than the space between the trusses....