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Old 06-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #16
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Extending my roof for a overhang??


Race, that sounds like a nightmare! I will be planning this project accordingly. Kwik, others... As you can see the back of my house has NO overhang at all. May I ask how you put one without redoing the entire side of the roof structure?? I am not sure how you had ceiling joists to the existing ones, sister them??? Thanks for your help guys!!! There is alot of ground to cover before I start. materials, scaffolding?, I have (2) 100 amp wires on the other side of the gable, dont want to go near them without knowing how to shutdown the juice. I have done quite a bit of electrical in the past buy never coming from the pole

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Race, that sounds like a nightmare! I will be planning this project accordingly. Kwik, others... As you can see the back of my house has NO overhang at all. May I ask how you put one without redoing the entire side of the roof structure?? I am not sure how you had ceiling joists to the existing ones, sister them??? Thanks for your help guys!!! There is alot of ground to cover before I start. materials, scaffolding?, I have (2) 100 amp wires on the other side of the gable, dont want to go near them without knowing how to shutdown the juice. I have done quite a bit of electrical in the past buy never coming from the pole

On the eves you pull off the sheathing and sister on rafter tails. If you want a 2’ overhang you pull off 4’ of sheathing, for a 1’ overhang, pull off 2’ of sheathing. 2/3 in 1/3 out.

The power company should (anywhere I’ve ever lived they did) disconnect and reconnect service from the house for “free” while you do your work.

The free part is incentive for you to call them, they don’t want you get fried either.

You shouldn’t need any scaffolding, a helper and a couple of ladders wouldn't hurt though.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #18
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Why would you ever want to take down a perfectly good brick and mortar chimney? Very few new homes are built with one unless you pay a premium price. I would sooner repoint and recap a chimney than take it down, but yours looks to be in good shape. A chimney adds character to a home, functional or not IMO.

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Hey Jim, thanks for the reply. Couple of reasons (you might think I am an idiot though) .
1-) it is offcenter
2-) it ruins the look of the gable
3-) it has cracks and does leak (which can be fixed, I know)
4-) Not needed anymore.


Kwik, thanks again for the response. I was thinking that as well but doesnt that lower the roof line as well ? hmmm, I thought I would need scaffolding to install the siding all the way up top. will be kind of difficult with ladders??

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doesnt that lower the roof line?

No more than you have at the front of the house.
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Well if it leaks that's a consideration. They can be pricy to repair depending on the extent. Maybe you can do something with the bricks like build a fireplace in the back yard.

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