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Old 02-03-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I'm in the process of laying flooring up in my attic for storage purposes and I noticed a loose collar tie at the very end of the attic. Upon closer inspection I noticed that one end of the collar tie has only 1 nail holding it to the rafter whereas all the other collar ties have 4. It looks like the collar tie has started to warp and it seems very loose, if I try to move it by hand there is quite a bit of play. All the other collar ties seem rock solid if I try to move them by hand. What should I do here? can I just put in a few more nails on the one end and it should be ok or should I replace it completely? The collar ties are 2x4 and the roof rafters are 2x6.

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The collar tie in question, only one nail



warping

all the other are attached with 4 nails


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Old 02-03-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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pound in a few more spikes and it will be good

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That's what I was hoping to hear. And if it still feels wobbly i think I'll nail in another 2x4 just above the existing one...
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That tie is so close to the gable, that is has little importance! The gable would prevent any collapse of the rafters!
Just put another 3 nails in, and call it a day! No need for another tie!
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I guess that's true Wildie, I didn't think of that! Thanks for the replies!
I'm glad this isn't as big a deal as I thought it might be.
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looks like youve got collar ties on every rafter. So your in good shape. A lot of places/codes only require one on every other
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yup, collar tie on every rafter

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