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Old 07-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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odd framing isssue

i am looking for suggestions here. see pic.

2 rafters are coming down to where there was a wall, years ago. what was supporting those rafters, that i took down, was laughable. now i need to support them. there isn't a ton of weight there. but i think it could bow 2x6's enough to notice. so i am thinking a 2x10 or 2x12 JUST to hold them up.

but, perhaps there is something i am not seeing. if so, let me have it.


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Old 07-28-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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The ceiling joist is tapered more than 1/2 its depth so it is almost useless. I'd double the c.j. to the right of window, hanger/double a new built-up beam against the tapered one to carry the roof valley and room c.j.'s. New bearing to earth in existing lath wall. Leg-up cripples to support roof valley from triple (sandwiched side/ exist. tapered).

Use positive connectors on/as rafter/c.j. nailing is missing against wall spreading; see table listed; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_8_par022.htm



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Old 07-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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thanx, Gary

that joist you see, there are 3 of them. nailed and bolted together. so that joist is 4 1/2" thick. the other side joist, the taper goes all the way to the roof sheathing.

as to my issue. i am going to put a 2x8. just raise it up a little, so that if it does sag a little, it will not be part of the ceiling joists.
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