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    Default Clarification needed

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    Default Re: Clarification needed

    Wind bracing is most likely the bracing installed to brace the gable ends (usually a 2X4 at 45 from the top of the gable to the bottom chord of a truss or ceiling joist).

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    Default Re: Clarification needed

    OK, I'll go. What is a J truss? I haven't heard that term before.

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    Default Re: Clarification needed

    Closest I can think of is squash blocks for I-joists.
    J-trusses - never heard of that term.

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    Default Re: Clarification needed

    I'm assuming that "j-trusses" are jack trusses, as in those used in hips.

    Typically you will have hip step down trusses (or hip trusses, depending on the truss designer, I usually see hip step down trusses), and hip jack trusses, these attach to the last step down truss (or to the hip trusses) and extend out to the wall.

    Wind bracing would be diagonal bracing.

    Have no idea what "pressure blocking" is.

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    Default Re: Clarification needed

    Good. I don't feel so dumb. When I hear "pressure blocking" I think of squash blocks along the TJI man. wood joists. It doesn't sound right in this application, though.

    Jim Robinson
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