Re: RI 133510 from flour loading topic

Tony Thompson

Andy Carlson wrote:

Pratt or Truss? A very easy distinquishing way (for me); if the diagonals are in compression--it is a Howe. Otherwise, a diagonal in tension would be a Pratt.

      Exactly, and well said, Andy. There is, of course, an engineer's eyeball peering through that message.

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