Floor Trusses

IowaHawksJuly 29, 2014

Can you span a trimmable end floor truss 28' without having a support beam? Im not wanting a pole in the middle of my rec room in the basement.

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renovator8

They might have to be 18 or 20 inches deep or 12" o.c.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:20PM
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alley_cat_gw

Yes, Take your drawings to a truss plant. Show them what you want to do. They will show you what is possible. You may have choices in the matter, then you will start to learn about deflection. Its easy...take your drawings in and ask for help and tell them of your concerns. You should have all the info you will need in no time.

Al

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:30PM
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IowaHawks

Thanks a lot for your responses. I really appreciate it! Would the local lumber yard be able to tell me the same thing?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:37PM
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alley_cat_gw

No......but any truss plant can and will. Your a potential customer. They will put your load on a cad and give you your options. Thats how custom or one of a kind homes are done.

Al

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:45PM
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alley_cat_gw

No......but any truss plant can and will. Your a potential customer. They will put your load on a cad and give you your options. Thats how custom or one of a kind homes are done. Dont guess.

Al

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:46PM
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ZGAnderson

Yes, the local lumber yards will forward the info to the truss company they work with.

I submitted my plans to three or four lumberyard/suppliers and I believe three of them all used EBD Truss (Engineered Building Design here in Iowa). Tried to contact them directly with some questions and they referred me back to the lumberyard.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:48PM
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alley_cat_gw

Ahhh.....ok. I buy direct. If you went to them first they might have delt directly with you. I dont pay a middle man.
Yes, they will be engineered floor trusses. If given choices i would go up one or two grades in strength for minimal deflection if your budget can stand it. Who wants bounce in there floors?
Best of luck
Al

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 5:59PM
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