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Want to enlarge width of pull down stairs to garage storage

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want to enlarge width of pull down stairs to garage storage space
Need to cut bottom chord of wood truss
Since this bottom chord is in tension I was going to screw a 2x4 on to the chord I'm cutting and the chords to the left and right of the opening
Then double header the opening
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
That won't quite do it. The tension won't transfer into the header
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
You'll need a way to bypass the trusses
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
how do I do that
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

I can develop a bypass solution for you as a premium service.

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