How about photobucket ?
OK , this is a shot from inside . Will have some more later , haven't
taken any for a couple of days , and what I took most recently is still on
Mr. Camera . Let me know if this doesn't work , I've never done this before
... BTW , this is a big file , next set will be downsized before I send them
. If anyone is interested , I do have pics of the foundation and framing for
the floor .
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Yessir , I did build 'em . Looked at the price to buy them , and the way
they're built commercially . These are probably twice as strong as trusses
with the little bitty steel plates . The roof will also be decked with
OSB/tarpaper , then steel roofing . There'll be some decking down the center
bay of the trusses for storage too , which will also add to the rigidity of
the entire assembly .
I did the same myself with a 16'x30' pottery studio that I built for
my wife about 15 years ago. Much cheaper to just buy the 2x4s and
build them myself. Also, since I was doing all the work myself and
not it a hurry, I would just build one, put it up, then build the
next, etc. That way I didn't have them laying around cluttering up
the building site.
Be careful about putting too much storage weight on the truss bottom
chord. Unless the bottom chord is specifically designed to support
the weight (and most aren't) they can't safely do that. I'm assuming
the bottom chord is what you mean by "center bay".
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
I spent 20 years working in a truss shop and during that time did hundreds
of repairs. Till you had to tear a few of those "little bitty" gang nail
plates off you've got no idea how well they hold truss members together. As
a rule those truss's are over engineered for both the sake of liability and
increasing\freak snow loads.
I know they do a good job on holding things together , I also have seen
trusses come apart when standing them up because they don't take side loads
well . And since I knew I'd be standing these up myself , didn't want to
take a chance . But it was mostly about the money ... I have a $4000 budget
to get this room <16 x24 , and the start of a house ...> dried in and
insulated . I have lots more time than money right now .
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