half truss

half truss

A jack truss whose shape is half that of a normal roof truss; partly supported by a main roof truss and at an angle to it.
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Typically the change involves installing king posts supported by a bearing wall to create a half truss on one side of the roof, and sistering along the trusses on the other side, essentially converting it to a rafter roof system.
Build the main truss and two half trusses first (Photo 2).
3 Screw half trusses to the main truss and tie them together with 9 x 21-in.