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Posted on Framing a roof. Stick or trusses?

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 03:06 PM

Of COURSE it’s over-engineered. :)
Anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing… hehehe.

and yes, I’m overthinking this. It’s what I DO. <grin> and, oh my, I wrote that it’s a 6:12 pitch, but it’s not… it’s a 12:12.

Basically that makes the rafter cuts all 45s. I know the ridge board doesn’t need to be that heavy. A 1x is minimum. A 2x just doesn’t cost that much more.

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