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This is all well and good, and I understand where everyone is coming from on
this thread.  But, the ceiling is attached to the bottom chord of the
trusses.  At the junction of wall and ceiling the two will be taped, mudded,
and painted, at least I've never seen a joint formed by the installers,
unless in some cases there is some sort of molding at the joint.  Sounds
like a good place for continual maintenance patching cracks and answering
questions.


Joseph R. Grill, P.E. (Structural)
Shephard - Wesnitzer, Inc.
Civil Engineering and Surveying
P.O. Box 3924
Sedona, AZ  86340
PHONE (928) 282-1061
FAX (928) 282-2058
jgrill(--nospam--at)swiaz.com
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Harold Sprague [mailto:spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 4:10 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: 1/2 inch gap under bottom chord

You could use a derivation of the slip track with a cold formed track 
screwed to the bottom of the wood trusses.
Check the Dietrich catalogue.
http://www.dietrichindustries.com/CDetails.asp?fWidth=370&dtop=StructuralFra
ming

Regards,
Harold Sprague





>From: "Chance, Acie" <AChance(--nospam--at)lacsd.org>
>Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>Subject: 1/2 inch gap under bottom chord
>Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 13:54:43 -0800
>
>
>      A plan checker has requested a detail with a 1/2 inch gap between the

>wood stud interior nonbearing walls and the bottom chord of the wood 
>trusses.  My first thought was to screw a 24 gage metal track to the bottom

>chords and set the top of the nonbearing wall in it but not attach the two 
>together.  I could also use a couple of angles attached to the top plates 
>but not attached to the bottom chord of the wood truss.  As this is the 
>first time I have been required to do this and I am concerned about the 
>drywall attachment, I was wondering if anyone had run across this and how 
>you detail it.
>
>Thanks
>Acie P. Chance   S.E.

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