Truss Floors vs.
To the Editor:
I read with interest the article
"Framing with Floor Trusses" (4/93).
In general, it is a very good article.
We would, however, like to make the
The article states: "…be aware
that most floor trusses are designed to
support typical residential live loads;
the standard truss won't carry structural
dead loads at midspan, which
are part of many conventional
framing systems. In general, structural
loads should land on the exterior
walls, not on the truss.
…Fabricators can engineer a truss
that will carry structural loads, but
they'll charge more for it than for a
standard truss. They may also ask you
to hire your own structural engineer
to approve the design or to