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Old 06-25-2019, 07:24 AM   #1
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Trimmable Floor Trusses.


Have you guys used trimmable floor trusses? Seems like a good idea since it seems to take care of crush blocks and also gives flexibility I making sure things are perfect on site.


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Re: Trimmable Floor Trusses.


I have not used them but would price them for comparison to infield crush block install where needed. Otherwise, most floor trusses are engineered to exact length and load...being they are actually, engineered.

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I wouldn’t use them. How does the load transfer from the last vertical 2x4 to the plywood (or whatever that thing is)? I wouldn’t trust menards engineering literature either.



They also claim their 2x3 I joists have longer span ratings than tji 210’s.

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Re: Trimmable Floor Trusses.


Looks like they still need crush blocks.
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They look fine to me. I would continue to use squash blocks as needed.
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Re: Trimmable Floor Trusses.


I don't think that Menards invented these or is even engineering them. There's a company that's been pushing them for a while, and I'd consider them if the price was right and they were available.
If they catch on they should be cheaper since they can mass produce in a few lengths instead of having to make them custom to your dimensions.
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I don't think that Menards invented these or is even engineering them. There's a company that's been pushing them for a while, and I'd consider them if the price was right and they were available.
If they catch on they should be cheaper since they can mass produce in a few lengths instead of having to make them custom to your dimensions.
They make them in 2 increments. Menards makes their own roof trusses, floor trusses and I-joists, they even pressure treat their own lumber. They have factories in Ohio or Indiana.
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They make them in 2 increments. Menards makes their own roof trusses, floor trusses and I-joists, they even pressure treat their own lumber. They have factories in Ohio or Indiana.
So Menards is making these? I thought they were just stocking the ones made by TrimJoist.
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They make them in 2 increments. Menards makes their own roof trusses, floor trusses and I-joists, they even pressure treat their own lumber. They have factories in Ohio or Indiana.
No they don't. They work with Midwest Manufacturing, a separate entity from Menards. The plants are scattered all over the upper mid west, with the original being located in Eau Claire Wi. John Boy Menard and brother, if I remember correctly started out erecting pole barns.

Is there commingling of ownership? Word is yes, but Midwest is run entirely separate from Menard's. However they do the dance for the man John Menard and the truss buyer (if the one I know is still there). The truss buyer can be a bigger Richard than the old man himself. That's why he's there.

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