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Building a Post Frame Home | Trusses | Remington | Part 6

Part two of framing a post frame home

Hey everyone! Today's the day we dive into some truss action, and guess what? We're shaking things up with dropped purlins. It's a first for us, and we're bracing for a bit of extra time, but who knows, it might be the next big thing. Stick around till the end, and I'll spill the beans on whether I’m a big fan of this or still a fan of the classic purlins-on-top vibe. I might already have a soft spot for one, but let's see how it goes.

So, yesterday was all about cutting purlins. A real marathon, let me tell you. Today, frozen ground and all, we're ready to rock the first truss. It's Episode 2 of the Remington framing saga, so let’s get this day started!

Drilling post frame

Now let's get into our trusses. We've got this double LVL header stealing the show. But wait, there's a plot twist! We have a giant window that changes how we need to do things. The leads to the importance of the stub column. The stub column will be used to carry the truss load, seamlessly passing it to the LVLs, and then onto the columns. Notching becomes the hero of the day, thanks to those pesky interior 2x4 girts.

Stub columns are in place, truss locations are marked, and we're all set for the first truss. Now, here's where it gets spicy – dropped purlins. The end truss is kicking back a bit, making room for an overhang. Adds a dash of complexity, but hey, we're up for the challenge. With the truss going in rather nicely, it's on to the second one. Strapping and nailing for these is happening, and the best part? No manual nailing – we've got the tech doing the heavy lifting.

Framing process for barndominium

While we have a truss waiting, just sitting on the ground, let’s mark some ceiling joists. Smart move to avoid the headache of doing it overhead later. Every detail, from exterior to interior girts, gets the spotlight with precise measurements.

Trusses are on a roll, and now we're moving on to the end walls. We're working on this last end wall so we can put our last truss up, and if you can see, we really don't have enough room to build the wall on the ground. So we stood all the posts up, secured them; we're just building in place. This is a different process than I usually do but it actually worked out really well.

The framing process for a post-frame home

The final truss is the cherry on top, finishing up the framing of the Remington. Dropped purlins were the way to go, and we threw in a 2 by 12 treated grade board for good measure. Got questions? You can put them in the comments. More adventures coming your way in the next blog post!

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