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mariefish

08:30AM | 07/10/04
Member Since: 07/09/04
3 lifetime posts
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I have an attic over my garage with a V-formed truss (all coming to the center to form a V)at the beginning and the end of the peaks. Presently we enter the attic with a ladder from a hole in the garage ceiling. I want to cut the truss so I can put in a full-sized door so I can enter the attic from the hallway in my house. Can we rebrace them and still keep the roof line structurally sound? Marie

Piffin

05:55AM | 07/11/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
not without out spending significant amounts of money or living with the knowledge that you have structurally destabilized the house.

In most parts of the country, you will need an engineerto design any retro fit and it is good sense in areas where it is not legally required

Excellence is its own reward!


homebild

03:28PM | 07/13/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
Piffin is absolutely correct.

It is illegal to drill, notch, bore or alter any truss in anyway without the express approval of an engineer and your local code and code enforcement authority,

Homebild hi-5s Piffin.


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