truss rod


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truss rod

[′trəs ‚räd]
(civil engineering)
A rod attached to the ends of a trussed beam which transmits the strain due to downward pressure.

truss rod

1. In a truss, a metal rod used as a member under tension for stiffening.
2. A metal rod used as a diagonal tie.
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Upgrading from the 8-inch f/6 to a 10-inch f/4.5 model is as simple as cutting a new upper ring and shortening each truss rod by 4 1/2 inches.
The eight truss rods are attached simply with nuts and bolts instead of elaborate clamping mechanisms.
I accomplished this by using 34-inch plywood for the mount and secondary cage, and 34-inch wood dowels for the truss rods.
Fore and aft truss rods are connected to the other two cross members (B and C).
The truss rods are simply 3/4-inch hardwood dowels cut to length, with holes drilled at either end.
Additional braces and truss rods were added that nearly doubled the load capacity of the trusses.
On the second story, walls have been built around the warehouse's original truss rods, now exposed 7 feet from the floor.
The truss rods under each step should be checked and tightened every time you use it.
- Connection of GK-furring of Fuholz truss rods. about 25x25 cm (15 hours), corner configuration GK-facing layer (28 m)
Supply and delivery of construction materials: poles, mesh, top rail, truss rods and stretcher bars.
Truss rods were made from light wire, soldered into holes drilled in end plates.
The following tasks shall be completed by the Contractor (the "Work"): Supply and delivery of construction materials: poles, mesh, top rail, truss rods and stretcher bars.