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I know everyone likes these questions as much as they enjoy visiting the dentist but I thought it was worth asking. I am helping a neighbor create a man cave and we had to demo a wall to extend the room into the hallway. Curious if anyone would consider this top plate to truss connection load bearing?
 

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Looks like that block is there to hold the top plate as they didn't build the wall tall enough (no double top plate and pre cuts?) to actually touch the bottom chord.
Did they not build the wall tall enough or did the truss have a fairly large arc in the bottom cord. I know I have seen trusses that bad and was the only solution for tying into the wall.
 

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I know everyone likes these questions as much as they enjoy visiting the dentist but I thought it was worth asking. I am helping a neighbor create a man cave and we had to demo a wall to extend the room into the hallway. Curious if anyone would consider this top plate to truss connection load bearing?
While you have the truss exposed, you might want to see how well the decking is fastened to the hip system. I see a lot of total misses. :rolleyes:


If the truss is not setting on the wall, not load bearing. The little block attachment gave rigidity to the wall, not the other way around. (Also, I'll bet that the double plate wouldn't fit, so they just left it out, which is better than having the truss pivoting over the wall.) :jester:
 
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