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Old September 16th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by itselliott View Post
My barn had size limits set by the township is always an issue, taking up valuable floor space.
I added 2' to the sidewalls (14') and used scissors trusses. Was able to put a 15' clear height door in the gable end.
This easily enabled me to put in loft space anywhere. The center height then becomes 18' clear. Added cost is minimal.

BTW I have 4' frost walls .
I always hear scissor truss cost a good bit more. My original plans were to do something like this. Or maybe scissors over a section.

I don't want walls taller than 12ft, with my max height of 20ft. That same height restriction ends up limiting what I can do with any kind of upstairs, unless I went with a gambrel roof, which I don't want.
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