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TOPIC: Roof Truss Plates???\

Roof Truss Plates???\ 6 years 7 months ago #51927

1970's house, found these plates on the rafters.  Really  not sure what material they are or if they're sufficient?  Any thoughts???
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Re: Roof Truss Plates???\ 6 years 7 months ago #51932

They look homemade to me  ???

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Re: Roof Truss Plates???\ 6 years 7 months ago #51942

I am in sort of an argumentative mood tonight so I am going to play devil's advocate on all the threads.

Yep, they look homemade.  But that in an of itself is not a defect.  4 nails on the other hand isn't sufficient.  Metal plate gussets would be allowed if they meet an engineers specs.  Normally 20 ga galvanized steel, 1 1/2 inch 11ga nails in a specific pattern.

Early trusses were done with plywood gussets and nails.  Ask any firefighter what they would like as a connector in a burning building.  9 out of 10 will take a plywood gusset and nails or a metal plate and nails over those damn factory installed metal gussets that penetrate maybe 1/4 inch.  Everyday and twice on Sunday. 

Looks hokey to me.

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Re: Roof Truss Plates???\ 6 years 7 months ago #51947

yeah, I think the engineered gussets are designed for a specific number and pattern. I was thinking if they are home made, what are they made of? The fender of a 54 Massey Ferguson Farm tractor the homeowner had laying around?

On the other hand, they do look stout, I couldn't tell from the pic, but they almost looked brass.

Are you going to use "hokey" in your report comment, Casey?  ;D

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