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Not sure if they went to lunch or are short on trusses...

 

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Tearing Trusses off on a building powered up is a project to disconnect the wiring running on top of them! I had to do that to my 24 x 48 single floor older shop to add the second floor and add another 24 x 48 to the building making it a 2 story 48 x 48 shop. I like seeing good projects going up thanks!

Did they leave off the remodel part on the truss order? That would be a bummer takes a while to get more to finish the job with. My trusses were 52 ft long and tall so they were big to be delivered!! Crane loaded the whole package with all the weight in a couple spots. Walls are stronger then most think! DSCF3165.JPG DSCF3183.JPG DSCF3195.JPG DSCF3196.JPG
 

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Tearing Trusses off on a building powered up is a project to disconnect the wiring running on top of them! I had to do that to my 24 x 48 single floor older shop to add the second floor and add another 24 x 48 to the building making it a 2 story 48 x 48 shop. I like seeing good projects going up thanks!
We really didn't have a lot of wiring run above it. It was mainly a couple of lights and that was about it.
 

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I am pretty sure they ran out.

I counted 21 trusses on the shot of them on the ground.

I count 18 that are visible in the camera angle.

Of the 21, two of them are the end trusses so that means 19 storage trusses. Based on the camera angle there is possibly one storage truss that I can't see. My guess is they put up 20 trusses today and the one south end truss is still on the ground because they have no way to secure it.
 

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We really didn't have a lot of wiring run above it. It was mainly a couple of lights and that was about it.
On my trusses they had to leave the bottom truss 2x6 the 1st floor sheet rock was screwed to and cut the top of the truss off and put down a 2nd floor joist in. My whole service for that building was pretty much on top of those trusses. Hard part was putting the old wiring back thru the new above floor joist so they could plywood over them and start the 2nd floor. I kept up just worked it hot so I knew it all worked as I went. Same way I cut the Over Head Service wires on a Service Change many times. Once disconnecting a service up on a roof the bare neutral some how got hit with the hot wire on the cut! Boy you should have seen the people next door get out of there pool as I was trying to shake them apart since they were not tied off yet I had to move them. After that time I always taped the ends off and tied off the wire in case I had to let go! All when well it was just like a Arc Welder welding except loud and lots of black smoke went up in the air!
 

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Did they leave off the remodel part on the truss order? That would be a bummer takes a while to get more to finish the job with. My trusses were 52 ft long and tall so they were big to be delivered!! Crane loaded the whole package with all the weight in a couple spots. Walls are stronger then most think!
Yep, that is what happened. I kind of figured that. The amount missing trusses is about the same size as that porch that is getting re-roofed. The good news is that the general called the building supply shop and they have an emergency service for this when there are missed orders. They will have the additional trusses on site by Tuesday. That isn't too bad.
 

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Took a few pics of the trusses. We went with a storage truss so we have some usable attic space. I was shocked how we will be comfortable in standing upright in there.



 

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Took a few pics of the trusses. We went with a storage truss so we have some usable attic space. I was shocked how we will be comfortable in standing upright in there.



Be sure to put some plywood sheets up in the attic to walk on later. Much easier to do it now. Don't forget to put light and power up there to. My attic was blown in but I put walk ways up above it first the insulation guys liked it too!
 

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Be sure to put some plywood sheets up in the attic to walk on later. Much easier to do it now. Don't forget to put light and power up there to. My attic was blown in but I put walk ways up above it first the insulation guys liked it too!
Yep the contractor will be putting the flooring up there for us.
 

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What will the access be?
I am looking at this.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Louisville-Ladder-Everest-10-ft-12-ft-22-5-in-x-63-in-Aluminum-Attic-Ladder-with-350-lb-Load-Capacity-AL228P/205180386

Not a bad price, maybe I should run over there and get it. Estimated ceiling height is 10.5' or so. If I had it there the contractor can install it for me.

However I am wanting to see about making one of those platform lifts.

Not sure I like the 4 chains coming together but something along the lines of this. I don't like the idea of lugging totes and other heavy stuff up and down a ladder.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Attic-Electric-Hoist/
 

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Have older model of that stairway in shop & shed; like them a lot. One of 2 units in the shed is usually left down as a main stairway even though it's rarely used.

In my shed, we have an open area in the middle to the attic/loft. Above it is a HF hoist bolted to a barn door track attached to the ridge so that the lifted item can easily slide from the open middle to the floored side in the attic. Of course, we made sure the ridge was reinforced when we built the shed.
 

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I have one of these that I am not using.

https://www.harborfreight.com/440-lbs-electric-hoist-with-remote-control-60346.html

I was thinking of taking it apart and mounting a pipe to where the spindle mounts to the motor. Then have two spindles which is what I assume they are doing.

It would be easy to add a micro switch to limit travel so it stops when at the top. I also like how they had an option for a switch in the garage and another in the attic. I would go with that option rather than drag around the corded remote and I am not going to mess with wireless.

The problem with the one I originally linked to with the 4 chains coming together is it an spin around on you when it is going up. This design would be steady.
 

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IThe problem with the one I originally linked to with the 4 chains coming together is it an spin around on you when it is going up. This design would be steady.
Ours can spin, but rarely does more than a few inches at a very slow rate. Has not been problem for us.

We just use the wired remote hanging from upstairs since one has to go up anyhow to load/unload. With solo operation, it's an extra trip on the stairs per load, but since it's not an everyday thing, not worthy of mods for me even with a bad back. YMMV
 

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I vowed that after we built the new house and moved in, that NOTHING would ever be stored in attics. If it didn't have a place in the living area or basement, then we didn't need it. 10 years later, nothing in attics. When we cleaned out the attic in the old house, 95% went straight to dump.
 

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I vowed that after we built the new house and moved in, that NOTHING would ever be stored in attics. If it didn't have a place in the living area or basement, then we didn't need it. 10 years later, nothing in attics. When we cleaned out the attic in the old house, 95% went straight to dump.
That makes sense. For us we have decoration stuff that gets used on holidays that I can see going up there. Nothing really heavy but just a pain to store in other areas. Right now most of that stuff is in the attic above the small garage but that is getting gutted. That will be another project.
 

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I will openly admit though, that the new house has 2300 SF of unfinished basement that is full of junk. We happened to have the new house under lock and key when I had to clear out my dad's house.
 
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