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Old 04-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Chicken coop ridge beam?


Hello. I live in Hollister, CA. I am going to build a chicken coop that is 20 ft long x 52" wide. It will have 72" wall studs on 24" centers. I was going to use 2x4 rafters (approx 28" length) on a 4/12 pitch with cross joists, but not use a ridge beam. The roof will be 7/16 plywood with asphalt shingles. Is this going to work? Thanks.

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Chicken coop ridge beam?


Should work ok.28" is not much of a span. but for the little added cost I would use a 2X4 ridge to tie everything together.20' of 2X4 around here would be around $10

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Mako1, thanks for the reply. 2x4x20' is a good idea. $20 (fir) out here, but dirt cheap for the added integrity.
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