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21 yr. old house with open web floor trusses, 19.25" o.c.,

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21 yr. old house with open web floor trusses, 19.25" o.c., spanning 42' resting on two beams dividing span into thirds. 14" high with 2x4's on the flat top & bottoms w/2x4" struts. For some reason bottom chords have been cut through just behind 2nd beam & have dropped about 1/4"-3/8" from the top of the beam. I'm thinking of nailing a 2x4" ledger to the beam to support the cut ends. Will this suffice? Room above is a bedroom.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
N o, sorry. An experienced guy also suggested nailing 14" high, 2x4 blocks to either side of the truss next to the cut portion.
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

So the bottom 2x4 is cut in one of the bays or in various bays?

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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

Let me know when you come back online

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
This isn't going to work. Let's forget it.
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

OK, sorry.

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