weight bearing of trusses


Postby freesolar » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:01 pm

I have Fink trusses in my work shop. I wish to use the ceiling trusses to bear the weight of lifting objects in the shop,(up to 500 lb.) The trusses are 2X4 construction with a span of 22 feet. I would install two beams (4X4)'s six feet apart, spanning 3 trusses to bare the weight.
Any thoughts on this as far as being adequate?
Thank You.
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Postby dannyppp » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:56 pm

[quote="freesolar"]I have Fink trusses in my work shop. I wish to use the ceiling trusses to bear the weight of lifting objects in the shop,(up to 500 lb.) The trusses are 2X4 construction with a span of 22 feet. I would install two beams (4X4)'s six feet apart, spanning 3 trusses to bare the weight.
Any thoughts on this as far as being adequate?
Thank You.[/quote]

Would bolt a couple of flitch plates to them if it was me, better safe than sorry
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