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#1 posted 07-19-2018 10:51 PM

If you remove the lower member from those trusses, then the load on them will be pushing the walls outward. Might not be what you want. You could have used different truss configurations that formed a pitched ceiling.

Given the solid structure you have, and the marginal load you anticipate (no snow, etc), one thing you could consider is moving the horizontal members half way up on all of the trusses. That would give you extra headroom and still maintain the integrity of the trusses. It would also give you that extra headroom down the full length of the space. You could do the change one-by-one so you’d never have a weakened structure.

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