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On 25 Oct 2004, at 12:01, David Maynard wrote:

> "These trusses were built with two parallel top chords and two parallel
> bottom chords to keep the loading from being too eccentric at the
> connections, and it works very well.  The members are 3x8 mostly with some
> 2x6 for web members, where applicable."
> I bet this looks pretty sharp too.  That would certainly give your "ag
> building" a nice touch.  It may be a little expensive, but you can utilize
> bolts as needed, don't have to worry about steel plates, and everyone is
> happy.  Doing a new design with this, may make the truss a little on the
> heavier side, but the material may be more available and less of a headache
> for the designer.  Plus, with whatever added strength, you can open up your
> truss spacing, use roof purlins, and reduce the ammount of roof trusses.  I
> like this.
> Dave Maynard, PE
> Gillette, Wyoming

I've got pictures of these trusses if anyone is interested.

Take care,

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