Lateral Load Capacity of Toe-Nailed Truss-to-Truss Girder Connections
- The relatively short spans and light end reactions associated with most jack trusses makes toe-nailing an efficient and effective attachment method.
- An open end jack truss (see Figure 1) meeting the same design parameters would perform in a similar manner as a rafter and ceiling joist and generate comparable reactions. The top chord and bottom chord of the jack truss should correspond to the rafter and ceiling joist tables provided in the code. For these situations, the nail connections specified by the code are also applicable to jack trusses.
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