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Rich,

I recently did one (with metal trusses) where the trusses did not align
with the studs (even though they were supposed to).  We used a 6" metal
header under the track with the web of the header lapped onto the studs.
The header flanges were coped.

Glenn C. Otto, P.E.
LIBERTY ENGINEERING, P.C.
Virginia Beach, VA

-----Original Message-----
From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 3:08 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Wood Truss on Metal Studs

I am working on a building that has metal stud bearing walls and wood
truss rafters.  I am looking for recommendations for attaching the wood
truss to the steel studs.  My thought is to have a double wood top
plate,
like a wood stud wall, so that I don't have to align the studs with the
trusses.  Then to attach the truss to the double top plate with hold
down
anchors and connect the double top plate to the metal studs with strap
ties.

Is this how it is typically done?  Also, how is a wood top plate
typically attached to the metal track of the stud wall?  Is it just
screwed from underneath?

Thanks.


Rich


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