Adjustable Truss Braces
To the Editor:
I am interested in the adjustable
wall braces mentioned in the article
"Installing Gable Roof Trusses"
(12/98). Could you direct me to a
Author Mike Guertin responds: The
braces we use aren't actually intended for
framing, but we've adapted them from
Rick's sideline: concrete foundation forming.
The braces are like turnbuckles welded to a
plate on one end with a 16-inch length of
steel angle on the other end. Ordinarily
they're used to brace and straighten concrete
forms, but we use them for wall stringing,
beam straightening, and truss adjusting.
The 16-inch steel angle is drilled with a
series of holes for nailing on 2x4s of any
length, making them