Travis Johnson wrote:
Bryan de Valdivia wrote:Thank you Travis! Have to chew on this a bit now as to how to apply it to my needs, very much appreciate your time and help on this sir.
Give me your dimensions and what you want for a general shape, and I will draw you up a bent (truss) layout. Just be sure to add an extra one when you figure up how many bents you need...the first one is always at 0'-0"...kind of like counting up the fence posts you need!
Wow, thanks Travis! The building I have in mind would be 24' x 40', 6/12 slope, side walls as tall as you think is safe
Would 10' or 12' work? To have as many possibilities for future use. In terms of internal supports (posts) I was wondering if 24' could be free-spanned, again, to leave as many options open as possible. I had a look at a pole barn I have here, going on about 30 years old, and the trusses have the rafters made out of 2' x 6' with the rafter tie out of a 2' x 4' and no collar tie. The rafters are nailed to each other with no ridge board and the 2'x4' rafter ties are just nailed on to the face of the rafters, no gusset, no mending plates, just 4 nails at the ends and some hanger boards a'ways in. Trusses are set 4' OC.