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post #1 of 9 Old 02-21-2017, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Help with supports.

Hi Im new to the forum and in need of some help.

What type of metal gussets / supports should I use at each location?



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Numbers on pic refer to numbers below.

1. a. Where the (3) 2x4 connect to each other
b. How to support the long middle beam that runs the length of the structure.

2. Is there a support that allows two 2x4 to connect on each side and hold the middle beam in place.

3. In the original plans at location #3 they used wood gussets but I'd rather use metal.

4. How to connect the green angled vertical 2x4 to the horizontal 2x4.

5. How to connect the vertical and horizontal pieces together.

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Do you live in an area where "hurricane hangers/straps" are used? These would do most of the jobs that you have listed.



This is just one style. There are many others. "Google" "hurricane hangers" and you will see many. They are used in many construction project that are not in hurricane areas.

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Thanks.

I do live in an area with access to the hurricane hanger. I believe home depot sells them.

At #2 can I use a double shear face mount joist hanger?

At #4 would I use a rigid tie connector?

#1,3,5 Do I use a tie plate?

If I do use a tie plate should I place one on both sides?

All these items I found were on the home depot website.
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I do not have the names of the various hangers memorized. If they look like they would do the job then they probably will.

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Are nails or screws recommended when attaching the metal plates/supports?
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For metal, look up Simpson Strong Tie.
For plywood gussets, use 3/4" exterior grade. Install with 6d common nails.
Both will do the same thing.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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Should the rafters have tie plates on both sides?
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I built a 10x12 storage shed about 15 years ago. It is still standing. Hurricane Ike came right over us and I didn't lose a shingle off the shed. The house was a different story as was the privacy fence.

Last year, we added some more shelving and replaced the two doors.

I used 1/2 inch plywood gussets on each side at the joints. Glue and screws.

Good luck.
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Thanks for the insight!

I've thought about using wood gussets but i feel like it would be very time consuming having to make that many.
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