ATS said:Amazing, nobody knows the answer to what would seem like a simple question to an experienced contractor?? What gives? None of you guys have ever installed trusses before? Is there a secret club that I am not part of thus no responses?[/QUOTE
You dont need a stiff back for trusses.
But you do need to lace the trusses with a 1x or 2x per the truss manufactures specs. The trusses should have came with the paper work telling you where to lace them. Some trusses have red paint lines on them where lacers are needed. Just cut your span in half with the lacers and you should be fine. take care, Pops......
That is not over kill well it is but that is the new way. Also if you don't have your papers at inspection it will NOT PASS. You need to get those papers or a engineer will cost you $400 on up to get a stamp. Also make sure your trusses themselves have engineering stamps. Don't ask. :Thumbs:ATS said:Thanks guys. The trusses did not come with paperwork, they were made by a local company that recently went under. I'll do the rat run thing and hopefully that'll be fine. The reason I ask is that I see a lot of strongbacks around here on truss buildings, (full 2x8's with a 2x6 nailed on top in a L shape). This seemed like overkill to me, that's why I asked.