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I also would be interested.  We often get so-called attic trusses for cases where a room is planned in the roof space.  I wanted to comment but I look forward to the list.

Thor A. Tandy   P.Eng.,  MCSCE
Victoria, BC, Canada
e-mail: <vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com>

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From: AnandNene(--nospam--at)aol.com <AnandNene(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: Premanufactured wood trusses without diagonal


>I am reviewing a truss submittal where the truss manufacturer has used a
>rectangular panel in the truss in the center to make room for duct and some
>light equipment.  When I asked about the moments in the members around the
>rectangular panel, I was told that the program is designed to handle panels
>without diagonals and that the interaction equation shows the effects of axial
>and bending forces.  When asked about the ability of the connector plates to
>transfer moments, I was told that an ICBO report would be faxed to me.
>
>I would like to know if others have reviewed trusses like this and what
>comments they have.
>
>Thanks
>
>Anand Nene, S. E.
>ANSE
>Consulting Structural Engineers
>1624 Franklin Street, Suite 1200
>Oakland, CA 94612-2824
>
>Tel: (510)-893-3464
>Fax: (510)-893-3466
>
>anandnene(--nospam--at)aol.com
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