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Title: 1/2 inch gap under bottom chord
        One way to handle this, if you don't mind mixing materials, is to use the same type of cap tracking  channel that is used to solve the same problem for metal stud non load bearing wall systems.  You should be able to find the detail in any metal stud wall system supplier's catalog.
H. Daryl Richardson
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Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 2:54 PM
Subject: 1/2 inch gap under bottom chord

     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. 

Acie P. Chance   S.E.