Bowed gable-end truss
Today we got 18/19 trusses set and somewhat braced, more to go on bracing.
The problem we ran into is that the gable and would meet the wall in the middle, but both ends were off the walls. The walls are straight and flat.
I pulled the gable down and snapped a chalk line along the bottom of the bottom chord, and found that the center was lower than the ends by a good 3/4″.
Having never set a pre-buiilt gable truss, I would think that it would be nearly impossible to load the top chord enough during installation to push the bow out.
We are considering making the truss company set the last truss assuming this bow is not normal, since we’re already out 2 fulls days of JLG rental and hired friends help. Is it normal for the gable to bow in the middle?
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