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Building trusses - never again, again.

Posted by Dodgeman on April 12th, 2000 12:47 PM
In reply to building a garage by traci reeves on April 11th, 2000 09:28 PM [Go to top of thread]

A few years ago I built 22 foot span trusses for a 30 foot long garage I built. I saved a few
dollars per truss and ended up with stronger and more consistent trusses than those avaiable
from the usual sources in my area. However, I was lucky to have a large, flat area to lay out and
fixture for the components. BUT after the job was complete, I said NEVER again. The negative
was the extra time it took to build them. I probably took an extra 2 weeks by the time I got the
material, cut all the pieces, laid each one out and "manufactured" them. The Bottom line is, I agree with the
other posting on buying manufactured. The few dollars saved per truss is not worth the extra

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