Last summer while cleaning the ceiling trusses in my living room , I noticed the thru-bolt nuts in the gussets were loose . I tightened all nuts to 15 ft/lbs. Now in the following spring I am noticing a lot of large checks on all of the trusses which were not present before . I also installed a pellet stove in that part of the house the year before , but didn’t see any problems with checks . Did tightening gussets cause this ? Should I loosen nuts back to hand tight hand ?

waterloop Changed status to publish April 7, 2024