building trusses for cellar roof

Old 07-24-01, 11:52 AM
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How do you figure the angles for cutting trusses?
Old 07-26-01, 04:36 AM
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Charles: I hate to tell you this but you cannot build a truss. You can build a rafter, but not a truss. Trusses can only be made in factories under very careful dimensioning. Trusses are engineered to hold a specific weight load through a set span using the least amount of lumber. In fact, if you were to buy the materials used in a truss, it would cost you more to buy it then to buy the truss premade. You can however build rafters, which are a whole different ballgame. This truss question has been addressed many times.

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