Attic conversion

Old 12-05-02, 07:02 AM
Rick Krakora
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Attic conversion

As I am thinking of converting the attic space above the 2 car garage into a storage room sometime this I am wondering if I have to add something in there beside the insulation on the attic floor and put plywood on the floor....

As far as I know that to spread the weights of the stuffs/boxes around to "stabilize" the floor of the attic...

So what is the proper thickness of the plywood floor panel should be for the attic floor???

Any informations or any additional informations are welcome....


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Old 12-05-02, 10:03 AM
bungalow jeff
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Cannot tell you if the attic framing will support any real load without knowing what it is. Most likely it was designed to support about 10 pounds per square foot beyond the existing dead loads.
Old 12-05-02, 11:33 AM
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Attic conversion

NEVER cut any structural member of a truss! Any field modification that involves the cutting, drilling, or relocation of any structural truss member or connector plate shall not be done without the approval of the truss manufacturer or a licensed design professional.

Be aware that the trusses most likely were not designed to carry additional loads on the bottom chord, if you are planning to use the attic space for storage. If this is what you are planning, you would be well advised to contact the truss manufacturer as to the amount of load the trusses were designed to carry.

Frequently Asked Questions. TRUSS REPAIRS & ALTERATION. Wood Truss Council of America. Retrieved 05 December 2002.

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