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Tray ceilings and rafter ties. Hmmmm.....

Discussion in 'Residential Structural Codes' started by jar546, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

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    As you raise the ties you also increase the stress on the rafters at the connection and rafters might need to be upsized.....Or the structural ridge...
     
  2. Gina Phillips

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    Thank you. We were structurally recommended to sister our roof rafters.
     
  3. Mark K

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    Structurally recommended by who? A contractor or an engineer? A lot of people express an opinion but many do not have a basis for deciding what is needed. What worked on a previous project might not be appropriate since there may be significant differences.
     
  4. ADAguy

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    For what its worth and depending on spacing and specie, 1934 2 x4's net dimensions are larger then todays and maybe stronger. My 1905 barn with 2 x 4's (net) at 36" o.c. space sheathed is still standing sag free.
     

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