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Chesnut9 11-21-2010 12:11 PM

How to raise a ceiling at an angle
 
Hi,
So, I have been doing a lot of searches, and have come up empty handed. What I want to do is raise the ceiling in my bedroom at an angle to that one side is 9' and the other is about 13-14'. See below:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3291/wanttobe.jpg
from the side
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5472/myroomp.jpg
from the top

I don't know how the attic entrance would work when the ceiling it lift. Also, I have no idea what the rafters look like, but I believe they can be cut into are shifted to balance differently. I want the ceiling to be at an angle to that I can add a mini second level to my bedroom. The room to the back of the wall at the top/front is another bedroom/closet, and to the right is a hallway and left is the outside. I live in an HOA, so I can't expand, but I can go up! "but it can't affect the outside of the dwelling" haha!

Also, how much do you think this may cost. I don't exactly need dry wall from Africa, if you know what I mean....

Thanks!

EDIT:

I have trusses, and I do know they can be cut and balanced with steel beams, I was reading this in attic refinishing. Also, going off of another poster, I meant I don't want to spend the MOST expensive materials on the market. Thnx again!

Anti-wingnut 11-21-2010 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Chesnut9 (Post 538071)
I don't exactly need dry wall from Africa, if you know what I mean....

No, I have no idea what you mean.

I'm sure it is merely innocuous and rather stupid, but one could infer a degree of cryptic racism in it also.

So do explain, please

nap 11-21-2010 12:33 PM

Quote:

. Also, I have no idea what the rafters look like, but I believe they can be cut into are shifted to balance differently.
If you have no idea what the rafters, or trusses possibly, there is no way anybody can suggest anything. If you have trusses, it just isn't going to happen, period. If you have rafters, you are going to need an engineer to review what you have and give you legitimate options. There is no way to determine the structural design of your house without a full review of the structure.

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 12:34 PM

Sorry you didn't understand, I meant that I don't need the most expensive drywall, bolts... on the market. Sorry you got offended.

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 538083)
IIf you have trusses, it just isn't going to happen, period.

I do have trusses, just checked. Not very familiar with houses but the roof is at an angle, and it is built with the triangles.... trusses. I was reading in a few articles that if there are trusses in attics that want to be refinished, they can be cut and steel beams can be put in to balance them out. So it CAN be done! :wink:

Bondo 11-21-2010 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Chesnut9 (Post 538087)
I do have trusses, just checked. Not very familiar with houses but the roof is at an angle, and it is built with the triangles.... trusses. I was reading in a few articles that if there are trusses in attics that want to be refinished, they can be cut and steel beams can be put in to balance them out. So it CAN be done! :wink:

Ayuh,... You need an Architect/ Engineer,...
Not an internet forum for structual things like this...

Especially when you state you don't know Anything about it...

My guess is,... You'll be spending Tens of Thousands for the complete job,...
If it's even possible....

nap 11-21-2010 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chesnut9 (Post 538087)
I do have trusses, just checked. Not very familiar with houses but the roof is at an angle, and it is built with the triangles.... trusses. I was reading in a few articles that if there are trusses in attics that want to be refinished, they can be cut and steel beams can be put in to balance them out. So it CAN be done! :wink:

Sure, whatever. You have no understanding what you are considering. Have at it. Just don't complain when the roof falls in.

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 01:33 PM

Ok! great thnx! I found another way to add more space to my room. and btw, mr lama. get real! yep! ur rite i have no idea about stuff like this. i am a dermatologist not a architect! thnx to everyone for helping!

Anti-wingnut 11-21-2010 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chesnut9 (Post 538120)
Ok! great thnx! I found another way to add more space to my room. and btw, mr lama. get real! yep! ur rite i have no idea about stuff like this. i am a dermatologist not a architect! thnx to everyone for helping!

You went to college for, like ten years?

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Anti-wingnut (Post 538122)
You went to college for, like ten years?

Haha, yep.... but it is worth it.... I like to see people change dramatically after seeing me... I like change so that's why I was going to uplift my office i my house.

Anti-wingnut 11-21-2010 01:44 PM

Did you take spelling and grammar at any point?

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 01:45 PM

Hahaha! yeah in hs, but i don't rly need it now...:laughing:

Anti-wingnut 11-21-2010 01:54 PM

Well, given that you are a specialized and highly trained MD, you should be able to recognize that your project should be possible, but that you need the professional abilities of a engineer and/or an architect, as well as a contractor.

Sawn lumber or TJI rafters are much easier to modify than trusses. the attachment of said assembly to the wall at a higher point may increase hinge points and load path. These are all subjects which anonymous strangers on a web site will be unable to diagnose.

You wouldn't want us to operate on our own moles from just paragraphs from the web, would you?

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 02:11 PM

Yeah, I know that it is possible, just I wanted to know how much construction would be needed and the price tag. Ok, I would bring it up with my contractor. I am about to post another thread on another idea I came up with. Seems it bit more pliable. Thnx again!

Chesnut9 11-21-2010 02:21 PM

here is my new thread with another space idea:

http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/cutti...26/#post538143


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