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#1 posted 05-02-2013 10:30 PM

I talked to the inspector today about exactly how I’m planning to build this.

TECHNICALLY if I use a 2×6 rafter on a 12:12 pitch, that would result in a cut end at the ridge of about 7-3/4”. Bigger than a 2×8 so technically I’d have to go to a 2×10. He said he doesn’t care. “It’s a shed. I’m not terribly particular about a shed and I know you’ll overbuild it anyways.” Basically he wouldn’t care if I used a 2×6 for the ridge board :)

So… lumber is ordered and I’m just going to build a darn shed. I have the door but not the windows. Supposed to get 2 windows 24×36. The online literature tells me the ROUGH is 24×36 and the window is, of course, something less than that actually. I hate framing without having things on hand, but worst case would be moving a stud and redoing some jacks. Or frame it big and bring it in with stock if necessary… :)

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