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RE: Wood truss as drag strut

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I guess I was not clear on the wall and truss orientation.  The trusses are gable trusses so they span perpendicular to the ridge.  The shear wall is parallel to the truss.  I either use the truss as a drag strut, or take the wall to the roof at the wall only.  The trusses would be adjacent to the wall. 


I don’t see how the slide clips would help.


It seems to me it would be a cleaner detail to take the wall to the roof so I don’t have to have a transfer of forces from the truss to the wall.  I also don’t have to concern myself with the truss supplier designing the trusses correctly.





From: ECVAl3(--nospam--at) [mailto:ECVAl3(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:12 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Wood truss as drag strut


A slotted fastener from drag truss to wall is advised (Simpson DTC or STC clips).