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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.

 

Rich

 

 


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Subject: Re: Wood truss as drag strut

 

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

Macie