Mark out truss positions on the wall frame top plates. Lift trusses onto wall frames and position them where they can be retrieved for erection. . Erecting Roof Trusses - Gable.
Lift trusses onto wall frames and position them where they can be retrieved for erection.Erecting Roof Trusses - Gable
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M. S. Martin – Oct. 2007
Erect and attach temporary braces to each end truss, ensure they are plumb & secure.
Attach a taught string line to the apex of the gable trusses
These days mitek make a proprietary spacer.
Fix a temporary batten across the top for stability
Check trusses are plumb and straight, fix temporary braces and ties as necessary
Alternatively you can use a truss saddle, see bottom picture.
Ensure all nailing meets specifications
Fix bracing as per specification, fixing & bracing guidelines are also readily available
Erect and brace in position the heals at the pitching points
Place braces in the centre and ends to keep it plumb and in – wind.
Tack on space batten to hold top chord and truss plumb.
Nail off the heal to the top plate.
Erect the remaining standard trusses between the hip ends to a string line.
Using spacer battens tacked on to the top chords to hold them plumb & in position.
Nail off heals of trusses.
Remember proprietry spacer
Install permanent bracing and attach all patent metal connectors.