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Wall Plates at Roof Trusses

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I recently made adjustments to my defaults so trusses would be built with a 12" energy heel.

Seems to have worked well except the wall framing now has a double top plate at the bottom of the trusses as well as another double top plate 12" above that as if another small wall was built on top of the main wall.

Haven't yet figured out why or how to fix things so that my typical wall stops at the bottom of the truss.

Any suggestions?

Thanks 

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As a question, this should go in Q&A. Tips & Techniques is for tips and techniques.

 

Do you want the lower double top plate? -- as opposed to a single.

 

Please post a plan file that illustrates the problem.

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It is a default setting to have two top plates (Edit - Default Settings - Framing dialog), when you want only one top plate, set defaults for that and then you will have how many top plates you specify.

 

DJP

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I understand the single or double top plate but as per attached "Wall Framing-1" after installing a truss the wall looked fine but rebuilding wall framing after the truss caused an extension to the wall framing as per "Wall Framing-2".

 

Trying to add trusses with energy heels without affecting the wall framing but can't seem to figure it out.

 

Thanks

Wall Framing-1.pdf

Wall Framing-2.pdf

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I was asking for your plan file, not pictures of the plan. Too many variables to guess at without the plan.

 

Also, please post images directly, not a PDF of an image.

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Sorry, but I mistakenly voted this post down.

Actually it was very helpful and helped me solve my problem.

Thanks

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