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Especially on lower pitched roofs, this web member is practicality horizontal. Sure seems like it's providing minimal lateral support and runs the risk of falling. Is this a poor design, and if so would adding a vertical member underneath it make it better?

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The added vertical member will improve the stability of the end panels as it decreases the L/r ratio of the bottom chord that it is attached to, however, it does not affect the distribution of internal forces since it is a "zero force member".

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