24" trusses and 16" studs?


Old 09-16-04, 10:39 PM
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24" trusses and 16" studs?

Hello - Do the trusses on the 10'x12' shed I'm building need to be directly over the studs? I'm going 16" spacing on the studs, but want to use 24" spacing on the roof trusses if possible. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-04, 06:43 PM
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It was code awhile back that 24"oc was good for a single storey roof load. I always like having the roof rafters or trusses sited over the studs but it is common to not have it that way. I would put the studs 2' oc considering its a garden shed. The advantage of 16"oc for walls and roofs is that there is less droop in the ply and more nailing area. Consider also, when doing as you wish only every other truss would not be over the stud.

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