Main tie

Main tie

The lower tension member of a roof truss which connects the feet of the principal rafters.

main tie

In a roof truss, a member which connects the feet of the rafters.
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The project will require construction of main ties on Pah Rah Drive, Panama Drive and Pyramid Hwy, removal/demolition of the Spring Creek tanks, modification of the Canoe Hill intertie, retirement of the Blue Skies flow control valve and a main tie connection south of the Lazy 5 intertie.
The Ambassador expressed happiness over this cultural event which focuses on music as a main tie binding all cultures.
The 28/32 machine features a new simplified, more rigid design using two main tie rods without the need for pins and bushings between the cope and drag.
Surprisingly, ITV have chosen Manchester United's encounter with Tottenham Hotspur as the weekend's main tie, which will be televised at prime time on Saturday evening.
In the other main tie, Swansea should be too strong for Pontypridd - even at Sardis Road, where the House of Pain is not as painful as it used to be.
Assuming the North Valleys Integration project is constructed in FY 2016 as planned, the improvements will consist of a pressure regulating station supplied by a main tie to the medium-high pressure 24-inch Lemmon Drive main.
SCHEDULE: In FY 2017 the Lakeridge pump station will be relocated or replaced in an underground installation that will include a pressure regulator and main tie to correct pressure and fire flow deficiencies on Park Ridge Circle.
Replace existing obsolete protection relays for the MAIN TIE MAIN breakers with new multifunction and lock out relays.
It will connect the north and south sides of the town whose main ties were severed following the collapse of the Workington Bridge and the closure of the Calva Bridge, which remains unstable and dangerous.
So it was good business to try to connect with consumers, and one of the main ties that black businesses had with their customers was race.
Diagonal rods of smaller section are applied as a second layer over the main ties to provide bracing.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project consists of main ties, hydrant installations and individual booster pump systems to be constructed in multiple locations in former STMGID service areas to correct NAC pressure and fire flow deficiencies.