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RE: Question on wood Roof Trusses

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Metal plate connected wood truss industry documents provide that the
building designer specify permanent chord bracing, not the truss designer.
Basically the truss design only is responsible for the trusses and the truss
to truss connections.  Neil Moore is correct. 

George Richards, P. E. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 7:30 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Question on wood Roof Trusses

"...  Any compression member with L/d > 50, i.e., 75 inches for 2X 
nominal members, has to have intermediate bracing *detailed by the truss 
designer* as this is a condition of design.  ..."