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Old 08-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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I have a quick question. Should you sheathe the gable end before or after adding a ledger and lookouts for an overhang?

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we always attach the sheathing first

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we always attach the sheathing first
Ok then ledger flush with end gable rafters and then lookouts then sub fascia board?
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It would depend on how your framing the look outs. There's two different ways to do it.
And what do you mean by a ledger, I picture a ledger as what you put up on the house when building an attached deck.
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It would depend on how your framing the look outs. There's two different ways to do it.
And what do you mean by a ledger, I picture a ledger as what you put up on the house when building an attached deck.
A ledger for the wall end of the lookout to attach to.
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A ledger for the wall end of the lookout to attach to.
As mentioned there are a couple of ways to frame outriggers (lookouts) neither involve a ledger.



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It sounds like you are using blocks for the lookouts as opposed to them crossing a plate at the top of the gable to the next rafter in, (a cantilevered lookout), correct?
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Yes, like the picture that Kwik seems to have beat me to. The other way you describe is not a ledger but, I don't know if it has one. We should have a contest to name it!
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As mentioned there are a couple of ways to frame outriggers (lookouts) neither involve a ledger.



This is a shed and I did not frame a drop truss. After I sheathe the gable end wall what is best way to add the overhang? Can run a 2x4 against the sheathing flush with the end gable rafters then nail lookouts to that 2x4 then at the other end nail my 1x6 sub fascia board?
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If the gable wall has a double top plate you could do it like in the second picture.

How much overhang? How long is the fascia? You may not even need outriggers.
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If the gable wall has a double top plate you could do it like in the second picture.

How much overhang? How long is the fascia? You may not even need outriggers.

Honestly I can't even really tell exactly how its framed in the 2nd picture. Fascia will be 1x6. As far as overhang I think around 10". When you say outriggers do you mean lookouts?
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When you say outriggers do you mean lookouts?
Outriggers cantilever over the gable end wall. Lookouts are small blocks fastened to the gable end flush with the top of the gable end rafter.
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10" overhang I wouldn't worry about a dropped gable. I haven't seen a home built with a dropped gable unless the overhangs were 2' or more. Usually they just nail the soffit to the subfascia and a 2x4 nailed to the gable, if you're lucky they might toss in a few blocks.

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