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Old 01-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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Can you see my response to drtbk4ever....I just have a question about the connection between the cripple studs to the rafters as the new 2-2x12 header and sistered 2 x 12's will not meet. Pain in the butt I know but I have just not really ever seen anything like that current header. How should I attach them?

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #17
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Pro Handyman - I am not trying to be ignorant or anything but I am curious when you say "load like this". 3-2 x 12's seems very excessive to me, but I could be wrong. What would make you think that 3 2x12's is what I should use? I am not sure if I can build to the right of that window due to the kitchen, but maybe could have a few more inches over. Pain what these people did. Sadly, this is the easy side of this problem.

However, Same question as to Joe, when supporting the rafters what connection method should I use?

I think I need to start a project showcase so that I can provide my plans, house layout, etc. I have asked four or five questions on here and have gotten great responses and I can promise that I will have tons more.

Again, thanks everyone for taking time out of your days to consult with me. You guys really 1) educate 2) help those let fortunate (skilled) than you.

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #18
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I say a load like this because you said rafters are 20 foot long and that's alot of weight. I was taught beams should be tripled 2x12 if over ten foot span and beam a steel beam if over twenty foot.
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Ok, thanks. Never heard that before but then again never heard a lot of things.

The weird part about this renovation is that they stuff that was added was way worse than the stuff that was originally built in the 1910's. They were not DIY projects either, they were major renovations and additions.

Hopefully we can reverse that trend.

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It's unfortunate that there are several professional contractors out there that honestly have no idea how to build things properly.

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