Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 112
Share |
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


I'll be having the inspector out in the next week or two for our structural inspection (among others) on our bathroom addition.

We had trusses designed and built by a local company. When I ordered them, they suggested that they end the truss at the wall and have no overhang for an eave so that we could match up the eaves with the existing house. They said I could "scab on" board for the eaves and suggested I use screws.

I did as they said and scabbed/sistered 2x6 boards to the trusses to create eaves to match the existing house. I used 6 3" deck screws to attach each board.

Now that the inspection is getting close, I'm worrying about every little thing. Should I go back and put carriage bolts through each one, or will the screws work?

JeepNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


Is this eave just a single 2x6? Sounds like it is, here that would be Ok with Just screws. Nor sure about AZ.

mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
journeyman carpenter
 
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 2,653
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


where your simply talking about the eaves and not the actual roof structure screws should suffice, the only consideration i would make is to use scab material that is roughly 4' long so that the fascia board will not sag once gutters go on. if the fascia sags theres a good chance the gutters will lose the correct pitch for rain water to be properly directed to the downspout
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 112
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


Yes its 2x6 scabbed on to the trusses (2x4 trusses which are nailed to the top plate of the wall and have hurricane ties). The overhang is about 18" and the scabbed on 2x6s are 4' long total for leverage.
JeepNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


Let us know the outcome of the inspection.

Screws are used in some of Simpson hangers, though are rated for use there. Nails/staples are in all the structural framing codes, few -if any screws, find Waldo: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par005.htm

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


For us 12" is the furthest we can go with this, we make a little ladder type structure and nail it on to the gable truss. More then that and you have to tie back one rafter. And the gable is made 3.5" lower than the truss rafters.

One inspector let us notch 2x4's into the top of the gable end sticking them out 2', we put them on every 4'. On the inside under the notched in 2x4's we ran a 2x6 up the entire length of the top chord.
mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Scabbing on Eaves?


I think we're talking about eaves, bottom of truss tails- not gable over-hangs.... That is SOP here also, good for others to know when you chop-up the gable truss for lookouts. We would side, sheath, add barge and rake to both sides while fanned and nailed bottom chord 1-1/2" (or ?) inset, then raise the gables and attach the free end of lookouts to the on-layout next truss. Fast.

Gary

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Open Eaves Soffit and new blown insulation mpierce9 Roofing/Siding 10 05-14-2011 08:51 AM
Caulk under eaves or not tns1 Roofing/Siding 1 11-05-2010 03:41 PM
can you build eaves , gable overhangs 4just1don Building & Construction 4 08-02-2010 10:44 PM
Will boxing-in roof eaves exacerbate mold growth? pnlop1 Roofing/Siding 3 12-25-2009 07:08 AM
Building overhang eaves and soffits on old house justdon Remodeling 6 07-04-2008 09:59 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.