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Old 02-10-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hello I'm new here. I'm building a garage 22x22 and the guy that did my plans put 2x8 ceiling joist @ 48" o.c. this doesn't seem right. Can you help me with this? The attic is not for storage and the guy that did the plans disappeared I live in Calif. Ventura County. Thanks Grandpa

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Old 02-10-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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Welcome Granpa, to the best DIY"r site on the web.

Something sure don't sound right with that roof plan, I am sure you will get a response from one of the many subject matter experts soon.

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Old 02-10-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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What you have sounds more like rafter ties than ceiling joists. Rafter ties keep the roof from flattening and pushing the walls out. Since you say the attic is not for storage and you live where there is no snow load, this could very well be acceptable framing. My own garage originally had 2x6's as rafter ties and I live in northern Illinois. If you want to put a ceiling up, you can use furring strips on the bottom of the rafter ties or add more ties.
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"The attic is not for storage"

If I had a $ for every person who told me that that an attic was absolutely never going to be used for storage, I would be typing this from my villa in St Thomas
I would spend the $ and bump up to 2 x 10's at 24"oc or close in the 2 x 8's to 16"oc. If it were mine , I'd go with the 2 x 10's on that span.

Agree with earlier poster, these are not ceiling joists at 48"oc, but are ties to keep the wall from bulging outward. The 48" spacing is the result of code requiring a tie on every other roof rafter, which will obviously be at 24"oc here.

What is the proposed spacing for the wall studs? Most likely 24"oc; be aware that some exterior sidings will not span this without excess waviness.

Just curious, is this a proposal from an individual builder? That 48" "ceiling joist" proposal makes me think this could be from one of those national garage building chains; whose main claim to fame is building something cheaper than anyone else...translate to "we do absolutely everything to the mininum".
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #5
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You don't mention if there's a mid support to break the span. You can't span 22 feet with a 2x8.
Was this plan looked at by the building dept? Did the plan take into consideration, earthquake activity?
You can purchase garage plans over the internet to conform to every region in the country. How was this guy qualified to draw them up?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:38 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your response The guy that drew up the plan quit the project which included getting the permits. I'm struck now trying to get thru plan check. I'm going back tomarrow. the studs will be 16" oc your right the 2X8 are rafter ties

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Hi Granpa, would it be possible for you to take pictures of the plans and post them here so we can look?

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Greetings All
I am embarking on building a 20' x 20' wood frame garage to house my vehicles.
I am no professional, but I have built a multi-level 10x20 deck and a 12'x10' shed.
I need some direction about how to determine the framing lumber needed to get this thing started. I am purchasing pre-made trusses for the 6/12 roof with 12" overhang.
Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction?
Thank you in advance,

Barry in Western NC
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Greetings All
I am embarking on building a 20' x 20' wood frame garage to house my vehicles.
I am no professional, but I have built a multi-level 10x20 deck and a 12'x10' shed.
I need some direction about how to determine the framing lumber needed to get this thing started. I am purchasing pre-made trusses for the 6/12 roof with 12" overhang.
Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction?
Thank you in advance,

Barry in Western NC
Hey Barry, start a new thread on this,will get more responses.

Andy.

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