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#1 posted 05-01-2013 01:07 PM

I’d hang the rafters on the ridge beam with rafter hangers. Once you get one rafter birdmouthed correctly, the rest are a slam dunk. No need to raise trusses. Just stick build it. If you feel you need lateral support, like a truss, then you can add cross supports. I would nail them in place near the ridge beam to provide extra head room.

In other words, each rafter pair can form a triangle truss, but you don’t have to pre-build them before you raise them.

And I’d save money by using 24” centers on the roof, unless you fear snow loads or something.

-- jay,

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