Larsen truss / Discussions

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...Larsen Truss. I used closed web I-joist( made from 2x3 and osb). Can I mount to this without worry? Thanks Whether or not Larsen trusses are strong enough on th...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...Larsen Truss installation - How to Build Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls, Renovation & New Homes Is this for a new construction or renovation ? And do you ha...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...Larsen trusses with dense packed cellulose. The guides I've see in Fine HomeBuiding magazine suuggest the best route is apply poly barrier on the outside as the...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...Larsen truss to exterior layer, use a smart breathable membrane, and fill it with dense packed cellulose to prevent settling before putting shiny new siding on....

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...Larsen Truss Wall System . Either of those can be used to secure many varieties of insulation to the exterior of a wall assembly. Probably the easiest and mos...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...Larsen trusses exactly like you are considering, here's a link - How to Build Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls on a Passive House Beyond such modelling, if yo...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...Larsen truss wall system as a double stud wall, (see more here) which are ideal for improving wall insulation when renovating homes & for building new homes wit...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses