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05-04-17, 03:23 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

Looks good. Hope just the one was cracked. Be...

Looks good. Hope just the one was cracked. Be sure you inspect every one along its entire length.
05-02-17, 04:52 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

Probably not. I don't know that those boards...

Probably not. I don't know that those boards could handle that many nails in them, coming from both directions. You would have to use every hole, 8d x 1 1/2" joist hanger nails, both sides. That's...
05-02-17, 11:07 AM
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Posted By XSleeper

The truss should not have been nailed to the wall...

The truss should not have been nailed to the wall in the first place, a clip should have been used that lets the truss rise and fall as needed. Pull it out with a cats paw or sawzall the top plate...
04-29-17, 09:55 AM
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Posted By XSleeper

See post #2.............................

See post #2.............................
04-28-17, 06:53 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

The columns are in the crawl space because the...

The columns are in the crawl space because the floor needs them for support, not the wall.
08-25-16, 02:11 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

I would use 3" torx screws, a driver extension...

I would use 3" torx screws, a driver extension and an impact drill.

I dont know what your solid line below the 2x8 is but yea I think you have the right idea. And screw just as tightcoat...
08-25-16, 10:33 AM
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Posted By XSleeper

If you were going to use a 2x8 as backing, it...

If you were going to use a 2x8 as backing, it would lay flat on top of the drywall, and the toenails (or screws) would be driven at a 45 degree angle through the sides (the 1 1/2" wide side) of the...
08-25-16, 05:42 AM
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Posted By XSleeper

The main reason I would suggest the 2x8 that is...

The main reason I would suggest the 2x8 that is toenailed to the bottom chord on each side is because the center of the attic is the primary place that someone in the attic will walk... and when the...
08-24-16, 09:43 AM
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Posted By XSleeper

You will want to lay a 2x8 flat between each...

You will want to lay a 2x8 flat between each bottom chord of each truss (and toenail it) so that it overlay the drywall on either side of the wall. That will give the drywall good backing as you...
08-23-16, 10:39 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

Just be very careful not to damage the truss as...

Just be very careful not to damage the truss as you remove the wall.
08-23-16, 10:19 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

That joint is under tension, not load. :rolleyes:

That joint is under tension, not load. :rolleyes:
08-23-16, 10:06 PM
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Posted By XSleeper

No it's not lead bearing.

No it's not lead bearing.
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