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Old 03-06-2009, 11:13 PM   #16
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I'm coming up with a 2x6 spanning almost 12' for rafters
Since I am in snow country I go larger
I actually went with 2x12's to fit R38 insulation in

Ridge beam I usually go one size larger then the rafters

But you don't have a snow load
Will you be adding insulation?

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:50 AM   #17
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For rafters, 2x4 is not enough. Check the span calculator on www.awc.org For the ridge, it should be large enough to support the entire edge of the rafters.
Thanks for the good link.

I am glad someone had a reference to check. Thats why I mentioned that she should contact the building department to be sure.

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Old 03-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #18
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I'm coming up with a 2x6 spanning almost 12' for rafters
Since I am in snow country I go larger
I actually went with 2x12's to fit R38 insulation in

Ridge beam I usually go one size larger then the rafters

But you don't have a snow load
Will you be adding insulation?
Hello,
Yes i will be adding insulation. I also get a 2" x 6" ridge beam. I don't have to worry about snow load. Does that sound about right to you guys? Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated.
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Thanks for the good link.

I am glad someone had a reference to check. Thats why I mentioned that she should contact the building department to be sure.

Ed
Hello Ed,
I did contact the permit place and changed my drawings to use the Ridge board instead of the flat roof and they actually told me that a 2" X 4" would be acceptable but I think the 2" X 6" would be better. Rather have to much support then not enough.
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Hello Ed,
I did contact the permit place and changed my drawings to use the Ridge board instead of the flat roof and they actually told me that a 2" X 4" would be acceptable but I think the 2" X 6" would be better. Rather have to much support then not enough.
That is a very sound idea. I would rather see something built over specifications, than rather just meeting the minimum ones anytime.

Yhat is how I prepeare my own roofing proposals. If someone wants cheaper, they can delete some of the items that I consider to be necessary, but in the end, it is their choice.

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First I would like to thank you guys for all your help.

I do however have 1 problem I can't get my head around. I am in the process of building the trusses and can't for the life of me get my measurement right on the line length. I thought I would ask here before I make anymore cuts as its getting expensive making the wrong cuts. (yes this is my first roof I am attempting to construct )
My run for the building is 24' 1" to be exact. The pitch is 6/12. What is the measurement i need to cut the line lengths? When I say line length I mean from the peak down. I used an online calculator and its telling me 13' 5 1/2". Well it actually said 26' 11" but I assumed I would take that figure divided by 2. Yes I know one should not assume anything
I would appreciate any help you can give.
Thanks
PS. I hope its ok to be asking this question in the same thread.
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Yes it's okay to ask the question as a follow up to your initial query.

But, you might get some more tangible answers if you re-posted your question in a Carpentry or Building section of this forum. I don't recall all of the other sub-forum names, but one more for that, rather than just roofing thoughts.

Do a copy/paste of the URL link to this thread, so they knowm where you are coming from so far.

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