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Old 09-17-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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We just had a new rubber roof placed on a very slightly sloped roof. It was a 1940ish 2-bedroom additon. Explanation...Alot of rain, roof leaked, following the Chimney down to the first floor. Now we have pulled the ceiling down in the bedroom where the leak was and have discovered that besides little or no insulation in the ceiling, the roof rafters are 2 X 4's, spaced every 24". I live in the Midwest where we get plenty of snow. I know that it is not sufficeint enough support, here is my question. How to add more support. The old ceiling finished was only 7'6" tall. I can not go up and do not want to go lower. I know, being difficult. Also, is venting possible? Please!!! Any helpful suggestions will greatly be appreciated!!
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lay a 2x6 plate on the ceiling joists(perpendicular)and also one on the bottom of the roof rafters,cut in studs an secure(knee wall),if it has dipped ,make stud membersw slightly larger to lift area as necessary

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you ned 2" on 12" pitch minimum for venting,unless you use a turbines or fans set on a curb,depending on your setup ,you may be able to install vents at opposite ends of roof joists--we like pictures!
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Thank for your advice, it's very helpful! Will add photos as the job progresses. We are working on this slowly as time permits in between work, kids activities, etc.
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THANKS,i HOPE IT WAS HELPFUL -WE LIKE PICS
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