I was looking at some trusses over a friend’s garage in the new house he is having built. They are roof trusses which butt up against the wall of the second floor bedroom over the garage, so they are basically a half truss.
I have a problem with the onsite notching they did to support the trusses on the 2x4 nailed to the lam beam. My feeling is this changes the bearing point from the bottom cord of the truss to the side cord and places stress on the gusset plate right where it connects to the side cord. It seems like now the bottom cord and web are hanging from the side chord instead of being in compression.
I think it could be addressed with a metal hanger, but I’m not even sure about that. Is this even a problem? Thoughts?