If it's taller than 18" or so, I typically have the truss manufacturer
design blocking especially for the job. They will make a box with one
diagonal. Then alternate the direction of the diagonal (hopefully)
during installation. Give the truss manufacturer the shear force you
are trying to resist, and the will design the blocking for you.
Expensive, but it works.
Jake Watson, E.I.T.
Salt Lake City, UT
Ed Fasula wrote:
> When we see higher heel trusses, we block it with 2x10's or 2x12's. We have had situations in the past where the truss heel was over 2', and we used osb sheathing with 2x nailer strips. To make matters worse, the top chord was deep, so the osb had to be cut into 2' wide pieces to fit between the trusses. I'm sure it was a pain to install.
> Maybe tension straps would be a viable alternative...
> I'm sure this has been done over and over in the seismic regions. Is there an easier way?
> Ed Fasula, EIT