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Re: Light Gage Truss / Top Track Detail

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We typically provide a continuous L-header on the top track where stud and
truss spacing do not match.  A little extra material but a lot less
headache.

Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "douglas parker" <dparker10(--nospam--at)austin.rr.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 6:22 PM
Subject: Light Gage Truss / Top Track Detail


> We currently have an ongoing in-house discussion regarding the following
> issue and would like to see opinions from others on typical construction
> practice:
>
> Light gage roof trusses spaced at 24" on center.
>
> Load bearing perimeter light gage stud walls, studs typically at 16" on
> center.
> Options:
>
> 1) Do you beef up the top track of the load bearing stud wall to span the
> load from the trusses over to the studs where they do not align?
>
> 2) Do you add in a stud under each truss that does not align with the
normal
> 16" wall stud spacing?
>
> or 3) Do you attempt to have the wall studs spaced at 24" on center (where
> the contractor must coordinate alignment with the roof trusses).
>
> We appreciate any responses on this issue.
>
> Thank you,
> Doug
>
>
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