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A Truss A 2x4 Does Not Make....

Posted by Dodgeman on December 30th, 2002 12:13 PM
In reply to Steve usually recommends but apparently by deecee on December 30th, 2002 12:43 AM [Go to top of thread]

Or something like that.
Kizmet, you mentioned no problems with 2x4s on 24 inch centers. But what you described sounds like a truss, not an ordinary ceiling joist.
I think he should be ok with the 2x6 with 16inch centers as long as he doesn't have a long span.
My personal experience was with an in-laws garage ceiling with a 20 foot span with 2x6s on 16 inch centers. My Father in law had approximately 1000 pounds of material spread evenly over the attic, and oner a 30 year period, the joists sagged approximately 2 inches.

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