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Jim Baird

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Site-built trusses were common here in the 1960's. Manufactured trusses became the standard in the early 70's here and solved a lot of problems. But I have found a few attics like that and rarely a problem. Good old Fir plywood. Could always use a few more nails in the gussets, but they were pounding nails with hammers in those days. [:-slaphap

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...saw this site built truss work in a dwelling nearly sixty years old. Same 3/8" decking used for gussets decks the roof on 24" centers, not sagging much as you might expect.

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I see it all the time in my area in !950's era homes. I have never seen a problem.

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