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doitself

12:08PM | 04/12/04
Member Since: 04/11/04
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I have a fink truss roof on the house. There is an existing pull down stair for access to an air handler. I would like to create storage space in this "attic" area. I would like to reinforce the truss in order to place plywood flooring for storage. I am trying to create a safe storage area. I am not trying to create a room. Is this possible?


plumber Tom

06:28PM | 04/12/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
If you post your question in the fix-it for'em you will get more replies. not my area of expertise, but there are some great guys in the previously mentioned forum, that can give you some good advice.

MelBrandle

02:59AM | 02/26/14
Member Since: 02/24/14
4 lifetime posts
Mel brandle 80x80
I think the most important thing is to make sure the beams you're supporting everything on are reinforced to the extent of load you're gonna to be placing up there. It's important to ensure that it’s (whatever you are putting up there) weight is spread as evenly as possible, and to get a sturdy flooring to place across the beams. When it comes to storage, you're going to want to make sure that it's easily accessible as well as properly protected.


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