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There is no ridge beam just 1" x 6" where opposing rafters

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There is no ridge beam just 1" x 6" where opposing rafters meet.
I wanted to add a fink truss between existing rafters 2' on center to replace the existing 2x6 joist connecting outside walls and rafter ends. Joist spliced over a center interior wall this was what the plaster ceiling was hung from. I want to hang 1/2" dry wall from the new truss bottom cords and remove interior wall paralleling the ridge above.
My problem is installing the truss between existing rafters I am concerned that there is not enough bearing surface on the top plate of exterior walls.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any pictures you can share with me?

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Let me know when you come back online

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

I am still here to help if you need it.