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Old 08-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #31
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12' on a 3 pitch would only get you 3 ft down from the ridge, that would be a sheetrock nailer, not a supporting collar tie.

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Well I'm not to far so taking it all down is not a problem but what would you suggest? I will upload more pics. you can send me a message on here now, I guess I can't sen one until I hit 20 posts.
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wait to see what the builder finds ....

who do you want to send you a message?
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What i would suggest a professional that can actually see what you have in person. Your not dealing with just something that will look bad your dealing with a serious safety issue.
If i even tried to solve your problem from a computer i wouldnt be able to sleep at night. Putting a dormer in is one thing but to raise the entire back roof is another.
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Just to take it off public thread. I know there are some jokers out there.
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it's just on section of the back roof, I'm not sure if you looked at my pictures or if you can, let me know I'll post it on my next thread. & I really just want to thank you for taking you time to help.
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I see your pics, there are ways of doing this but it takes an arch and a permit.
Come back after the contractor gets there and we can advise you on what he said. But to me it needs to come down and be done properly.
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I see your pics, there are ways of doing this but it takes an arch and a permit.
Come back after the contractor gets there and we can advise you on what he said. But to me it needs to come down and be done properly.

Probably what will happen. Thanks for all your help. I will get back on prob tomorrow after they've left. Thanks again.
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Probably what will happen. Thanks for all your help. I will get back on prob tomorrow after they've left. Thanks again.
Do you have plans and permits....yes or no? Second time you've been asked.
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mgomez,

so how did the meeting with the builder go?
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Technically, this is a dormer extension.

His roofs are already at two slopes with the low slope adjacent to the "addition" being a dormer.

In order to make this work, the exterior wall that the new rafters will rest on needs to be extended with a small cripple wall. My fear, and something I can't see from the photo, is that I bet he intends to put a window in this cripple to match the rest of the dormer.

Obviously, the outward forces resultant from the loading on the roof is concerning especially considering the possibility of fenestration.

From a ridge perspective, he hasn't adjusted what was originally in place with exception of the slope. The existing room had collar ties which formed the flat part of the cathedral. I think his intent is to now extend sistered collar ties to pick up the new rafters, which obviously deserves a closer look.

It appears that the framing of the existing roof (and possible ridge) were undersized based on the photo, but that is a whole different issue.

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