Has anyone ever worked on old trusses before? And if ua have, have you ever saw them built wrong? Ex. Gussets, webs, angle of heals, things like that.
I believe that I got bottem chords that have the wrong angle cut on them, (4/12) to me the angle should extend to the out side of the top plate or at least be 1 1/2 on to the top plate then obviously what ever the angle of the top chord is to the out side of the top plate (there are no overhangs) i am building overhangs for pretty obvious reasons lol. So this makes me think that what looks like a standard 30 foot fink truss is a rafter with some truss parts. Without the bottem chord resting on the wall it just held by gussets causing sag in the ceiling.
Am I retarded? Lol or is there some rational in this observation?
Gussets are 3/8 ply ( class 3 agricultural build design??)
3/4 shiplap (surprisingly good condition)
All chords are 2x6
all webs are 2x4
spruce for trusses
poplar for sheathing
Any thoughts are welcome