Are these fish plates in the attic undersized?
Are they not manufactured trusses built off site?
“Fish plates”? The only questions about fish plates is are they over- or -undercooked.
Your post appears to be about whether the installed gangnails are adequate. Take the InterNACHI Mastering Roof Inspections course.
Those are what I used to call stud straps, very common when I was a working carpenter.
I’d say they are fine for when they were built.
Thanks Paul. American references are not always the same in Canada. Should have posted in a different section.
Sorry Jarrod. Those are called “gangnails” in the truss manufacturing industry and appear to be engineer-designed and installed in a manufacturing facility. Not a problem.
Thanks Kenton. I’m a Boilermaker by trade and when working with structural steel instead of bolt up we “fish plate” the steel by welding. Same idea tho, lol.
Cool, Sorry Jarrod, I usually respond better than that. Sorry if I seemed rude or hurt your feelings. It tales us all a while to learn, me too, hang in there, you’ll get it down.
You’re a good man, Kenton.
We called 'em gang-nailed gussets or just (metal) gussets…:p:mrgreen:
Kenton was just hungry when replying to the post!..Hahahaha
He is a good man…
technically speaking for wood truss connector plate is the mfr/industry term
Kent, ¿Qué es el pescado del día
You old guys know everything…
Thought those were back scratchers.
Sólo el pescador sabe.
We’ll never catch you, Jim…:p:mrgreen:
Hmm, Old guys 1, young guys none :mrgreen:
I still say stud straps but in fact they are gussets which are anything that holds the framing members together.
I grew up in Connecticut the son of French Canadian builders, I have been calling things by the wrong name my whole life.
Don’t know about Canada but…
If it was an older 70s home I would have recommended further evaluation by a structural engineer who specializes in trusses. The plane life expectancy of the original plates/gussets/connectors/etc is 50 years.