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Old 09-05-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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replacing structure

just to give a little info, i have a small porch which had ceiling tiles which i took off. now that i can see the half roof i would like to put the sheetrock in that angle giving me more height and look nicer than just putting sheetrock straight across. below are pictures of four beams i want to remove please let me know if this is possible as they look as if they are not supporting anything except the tiles, what do you guys think??
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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Might be best to check with the framers on this one.


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Old 09-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #3
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The wood ceiling joists running perpendicular to the rafters are not required. The ceiling joists running/attached to the rafters are required. I would add a ceiling joist/rafter tie at every 4', per Code, it appears you are missing one at least with the 7-8' distance between them to the gable end. Sec. 2326.12.6. Rafter ties. Rafters shall be nailed to adjacent ceiling joists to form a continuous tie between exterior walls when such joists are parallel to the rafters. Where not parallel, rafters shall be tied to 1-inch by 4-inch (25 mm by 102 mm) (nominal) minimum-size crossties. Rafter ties shall be spaced not more than 4 feet (1219 mm) on center.

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