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Posted on Framing a roof. Stick or trusses?

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reedwood

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#1 posted 452 days ago

Charlie, my new friend,

Your formula is correct but the application is “unusual” and way over built and causes other problems like exposed framing that looks odd or needs wrapping.

Your ridge beam carries half the weight. The plywood and cut down fly rafter carries/ transfers the center weight and a angled on top 2×6 sub fascia cantilevers and carries the remaining weight. No huge triple 2×4 w/ plywood gusset beams necessary. Trust me on this one.

Your making all kinds of extra trim work for yourself to make it look right…. because…. you want to frame the rafters yourself? Who is going to help you set the 2×8 ridge beam and these massive 13 ft. long 100 lb. beams?

maybe some more research, some decent help and a second opinion is in order if your not sure. A good carpenter just wouldn’t build it like this. trust me.

But like you said, more than one way to do things. The wrong way and my way! HA! Sorry if I seem bossy. I’ve been doing this for a living for 36 years, I can’t help it. Just looking out for you.

-- mark


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