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Truss vs dimension lumber

Posted by Jim Bachaud - Around The Sound on March 1st, 2000 02:46 PM
In reply to Truss System or Not by DW on February 28th, 2000 09:53 PM [Go to top of thread]

If cost is no object, go with the engineered trusses every time. They are far more dimensionally consistent and stable than standard joists, which can vary in dimension by as much as 1/4 inch. Dimension lumber changes shape, torques, has knots (always in the wrong place) and "moves". You will experience fewer drywall issues, floor squeaks, etc with the trusses.

Good luck, and have fun!

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