1709.1.1 Truss Gable End Wall
Truss gable end walls shall be attached to the wall below using gusset angle brackets fastened to the bottom chord of roof trusses and to the wall below and spaced in accordance with Table 1704.1. Fasteners shall be placed a minimum of 5/8 inch (15.875 mm) from edges of lumber. Fasteners shall be permitted to penetrate truss plates. Four fasteners shall be effectively installed through each leg of gusset angles.
Exception: Where existing conditions prevent effective installation of all four fasteners into each leg of a gusset angle bracket, a supplementary gusset angle bracket shall be installed a minimum of 23/4 inches (70 mm) from and a maximum of 8 inches (203 mm) from the one without the four fasteners in each leg. The number of effectively installed fasteners securing the corresponding leg of the supplementary gusset angle bracket shall at least equal the number not effectively installed on the first gusset angle bracket.