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Old 02-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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so this time I am not sure if this is the right section but we had a carpenter come out and he was concerned about the roof support, mainly the rafters. here is some pics. what do you guys think about this?




the wooden wall the rafter is resting against is actually a paneled tongue-groove wall fort he adjacent room. hope this makes sense

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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I have no idea what to make of that picture. Is the concern that the rafter is inadequately sized? Improperly attached? Ugly? Perhaps you can enlighten us as to the exact problem your carpenter thinks there is.

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I have no idea what to make of that picture. Is the concern that the rafter is inadequately sized? Improperly attached? Ugly? Perhaps you can enlighten us as to the exact problem your carpenter thinks there is.
thanks for taking a look. let me post more pics to clarify. but basically the rafter that runs down diagonal has been cut off, and nailed to the framing studs of the wall. so essentially the rafter is not sitting on top of any support. is this a big concern?
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another pic showing rafter -if you look closely you see how it treminates into the panel wall of the adjacent room right in between the 2 stud framing
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Just can't get rid of you eh federer.
Might want to post this in the carpenter section. General rule though is that rafters should be resting on something vertical.

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Just can't get rid of you eh federer.
Might want to post this in the carpenter section. General rule though is that rafters should be resting on something vertical.

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hey!!!! good to see ya man. glad you are still on here and looking at my stupid projects. i know by the time we are done you might as well come over and see the results!

yea so what do you think about cutting 2x4s to size for the rafters to rest on. i guess that means opening up the wall and doing this like 8 times or however many rafters are behind there?
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Yes, you could lag some 2x's to those posts. The problem you have now is your entire vertical load is only as secure as the fasteners holding it in. You want the ground to be supporting the load.
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so...hmm....if i rest the rafters onto the new studs, they would essentially transfer the load to the floor, which transfers to the first floor, and to the ground eventually right
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Correct. May not be(actually probably isn't) standard practice but in theory it is sound. See if a framer chimes in with his $.02
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Thanks man! Yea I know you guys focus on roofs here. How have you been
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Hanging around taking bets on when Federer would return.,
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