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JayK

10:07AM | 02/04/04
Member Since: 02/03/04
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I have attic space above my attached garage that is made from 2x4 truss. I would like to make an access door from a second floor bedroom closet to this space. Is there a resource that would guide me through the process of reinforcing the floor and reconfiguring the trusses (i.e.. brace and cut) so I don't change the integrity of the structure?

JayK

plumber Tom

12:52PM | 02/04/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Jay,post this question in the fix-it for'em, you will get more answers. It's my understanding that if you cut any trusses, you will in fact lose support. No brace will suffice. Try to figure a way to install the access in between or just make some kind of opening that you can fit into. Good Luck, plumber Tom


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