Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
CEG
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Ceiling Joists


Building an 18'x24' garage with 5/12 pitch rafters. I want to raise the ceiling joists up the rafters to give additional ceiling height. Will this compromise the structural integrity of the building by not securing the joists to the top plates of the outside walls?

CEG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 452
Default

Ceiling Joists


Yes it will. The ceiling joist tie the walls to both sides of the rafter ends. If this hasn't been built yet then you need to just build taller walls for added ceiling height. Unless your approved city drawings provide a height restriction that would prevent that from happening. If that is the case you can always use larger rafters, glue lam ridge beam, collar ties every 16'', due away with the ceiling joist all together, and give yourself a bomb diggity vaulted ceiling garage.
Didn't notice it was your first post. Welcome to DIY !!


Last edited by CopperClad; 07-09-2012 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Welcoming
CopperClad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
Framing Contractor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,758
Default

Ceiling Joists


Quote:
Originally Posted by CEG
Building an 18'x24' garage with 5/12 pitch rafters. I want to raise the ceiling joists up the rafters to give additional ceiling height. Will this compromise the structural integrity of the building by not securing the joists to the top plates of the outside walls?
Yes you can. We do it all the time. They have to be set at a specific height. Architects always spec the height where I'm from. This way you don't need a ridge beam.
__________________
Joe Carola

Last edited by Joe Carola; 07-09-2012 at 11:35 PM.
Joe Carola is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joe Carola For This Useful Post:
JoeCanning (07-09-2012)
Old 07-10-2012, 01:07 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 221
Default

Ceiling Joists


Quote:
Originally Posted by CopperClad View Post
... give yourself a bomb diggity vaulted ceiling garage.
The OP is describing a vaulted ceiling. I believe you meant cathederal ceiling.

A vaulted ceiling is quite common in garages for two reasons that I can think of:
  • If you need a tall garage door but still want to use mostly 8' stud walls, put the door on the gable end with a vaulted ceiling
  • A two story garage can be huge, sometimes larger then the associated house. The vaulted ceiling can be used to lower the overall height of the garage and give more aethetically pleasing dimensions.
goosebarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 06:04 AM   #5
Retired Cabinetmaker
 
woody4249's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville Beach Florida
Posts: 186
Default

Ceiling Joists


It's common here in Florida but always utilizing a roof truss instead of stick built. I'd be checking your local codes, you don't want to have to rip it down if the inspector goes.....
__________________
"I'm not as green as I am cabbage looking"
woody4249 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #6
Framing Contractor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,758
Default

Ceiling Joists


Quote:
Originally Posted by woody4249
It's common here in Florida but always utilizing a roof truss instead of stick built. I'd be checking your local codes, you don't want to have to rip it down if the inspector goes.....
This is why he gets an architect or engineer to design it for him and get permits and inspections so this doesn't happen.

__________________
Joe Carola
Joe Carola is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plaster ceiling with peeling paint annaem Painting 14 01-19-2012 12:10 PM
Garage ceiling joists and beam question Truth Building & Construction 8 01-05-2012 07:52 PM
Sagging Ceiling Joists Steve Burke Carpentry 12 12-13-2009 05:18 PM
Ceiling joists support beam ptcamaro Building & Construction 3 06-17-2009 10:14 AM
locating ceiling joists magal2005 General DIY Discussions 2 12-12-2007 10:17 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.