Attic Storage

Old 06-25-02, 09:52 AM
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Attic Storage

I read a lot of threads on the topic of creating attic storage particularly those attics that use 2x4 trusses and joist. The bottom line seems to be don't do it. But I spoke to a couple of local contractor and they stated that even with the 2x4 trusses attic storage space can be created without any problems. They claim that I have "engineered" trusses (whatever that means). Who's correct. Should I just forget about the attic as a viable storage option and go and build myself a storage shed?
Old 06-25-02, 10:07 AM
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Many modern engineered trusses provide a 30Lb/sf storage load on the bottom chord as a default minimum, but that does not mean your trusses do, unless you have the plans and specs for them to confirm this.
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Attic storage

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