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My shop is 36x56 the trusses are 4 ft oc and do not have the load capacity to allow for insulation and metal ceiling .my thought is a center header the full length any thoughts on sizing ? I would like to go with only two vertical supports

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5inch concrete floor 6inches Fiberglas insulation metal ceiling at .65 lbs psft

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1. So your trusses are spanning the 36' direction, correct?

2. If you want to add a support beam under your trusses, it would have to be under a vertical member in the truss. Will there be a vertical truss member right above where the proposed beams will go?

3. Do you have any pictures of your truss configuration, from a little way back, so I can see how the truss internal members are configured?

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