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Re: truss bracing

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All good input from you folks, thanks. My gut tells me not to say "it's a
tension member, it doesn't need bracing". Would you agree?


----- Original Message -----
From: <Stanley_P_Johnson(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 8:20 AM
Subject: RE: truss bracing

> I believe that the gang nail truss industry currently uses 80/d (where d
> either the breadth or depth of the bottom chord member) as a maximum
> unbraced length for truss bottom chords.  I think that there is an
> institute called the Truss Plate Institute that publishes guidelines for
> the gang nail industry.  In the absence of any other guidance, their
> criteria might be a reasonable restriction for timber trusses.
> Stan Johnson, PE
> P.S.