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Old 03-19-2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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Trusses, collar ties and knee walls

I'm new here and hope someone can help me out

I'm looking to get some proper ventilation in my attic, give the hvac a good roof over it's head and an score a bit of extra storage space at the same time.

What I have is a Gable Roof
Queens Post (fan) trusses.
Roof is 12/8
2 x 6 rafters, 22" oc

Looking to get rid of the trusses and....
thinking of putting up a 3' knee wall and a collar ties 5' up from floor. (total height is 6 1/2')
Insulate, subfloor and either drywall or panel and add gable end vents.

I live in Canada, where we do get the snow thing happening.

Anyone think this is within reason?
Any advise or opnions would be greatly appreciated.

Ricki Lee


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Old 03-20-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Essentially, you want to (and would need to) - rip off your entire roof, and reframe it (with code approval) to a shed dormer and rafter arrangement, new sheathing, new roof materials, etc gain additional storage space.

That's alot of work, alot of labor, alot of time, and alot of money...just to get more storage space.

(IMHO/my 2 cents)


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