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  1. #1
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    Default Do these floor trusses need studs under them

    I don't inspect too many of these and never can I remember being able to see the framing supporting a floor truss. Do these not need studs directly under the floor truss or is this install OK?

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    Default Re: Do these floor trusses need studs under them

    Not a problem.
    There look to be 3 top plates.
    Is acceptable even with only 2.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Do these floor trusses need studs under them

    I think the truss is installed upside down for bottom bearing. Totally different for hanging. But the photos are not hanging trusses.

    Each Open Joist floor truss is marked to indicate the top and bottom of the truss. Trusses should be installed in the proper orientation as indicated by these markings. To ensure correct installation, make sure the end diagonal web of the truss is pointing downward toward the sill plate.

    All installation manuals indicate same, this is one example of what other manufactures state.

    http://www.hillsidelumber.net/Files/...ojguide-74.pdf


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    Default Re: Do these floor trusses need studs under them

    "Your new house was framed by amateurs, but it won't fall down"

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Do these floor trusses need studs under them

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    "Your new house was framed by amateurs, ..."

    Or just maybe
    It was designed/ framed by professionals that had knowledge of and understood what the code allows.

    Sorry John

    Added in edit
    I don't like to delete a post, so I add an edit or explanation instead.

    Since the OPs question was about the joist not bearing on top of the studs, it did not occur to me that John may be referring to the joist being placed upside down (as Raymond pointed out). Making my comment out of place.

    That said
    Sorry John


    Last edited by Rick Cantrell; 10-05-2013 at 10:52 AM.
    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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