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Old 01-21-2019, 05:24 PM   #1
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New guy here and first post. Hope you guys can help me out. As soon as I learn how to upload pictures to this thread I will do so. I heave a pole barn that I wish to add a lean to. I need approximately 12' height under the lean too for parking. The bottom of the rafter is at 11' so adding a lean too under the rafter and attached to the side of the barn is a no-go. I need help understanding how I can maybe and hopefully add a lean too to the barn roof. As soon as possible I will upload pictures. Hopefully this is the best forum for my post. If i'm wrong someone please direct me to proper forum. Thanks
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If I am understanding correct you want to do something like this.

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If I am understanding correct you want to do something like this.

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That was fast. I did just take pictures and am working on this now. An yes--this is what i would like to do. Thanks
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That was fast. I did just take pictures and am working on this now. An yes--this is what i would like to do. Thanks
So what do you need to know.
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So what do you need to know.
Well--right now i am trying to download pictures so i can show you guys what i have. Where do i go to download pics? I don't see anything under UserCP.
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Well--right now i am trying to download pictures so i can show you guys what i have. Where do i go to download pics? I don't see anything under UserCP.
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OK--I have my pics here but not sure if they will be included in my reply.
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So what do you need to know.
Got the pics uploaded. I have a dirt wall to the left of my barn. It measures approx. 15' between barn and dirt wall. As i said, the rafter is too low to be adding to as it measures just about 11' off the ground. I need advice as to how to add to the existing roof and maybe extend roof out to above dirt wall. This property is all hill and water runoff is a big problem. Then there is the snow load as well. All said and done--i need lots of advice and specifics if you guys can help.
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You say you need about 12' so just dig out a foot of ground there and ur good to go - easy
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You have some good choices,
1. It looks like you have solid blocking at the heel of the trusses so you could nail or bolt a ledger to that Just lower than the other roof.
2. cut out beside the truss to slide rafter in and nail it to the truss, remove the OSB inside so you could put a heel block under it. Then the roof would continue at the same pitch.
3 go above for a lower pitch and put a soul plate right above the wall.


4. If you want to go high like Joe's picture you would build the wall higher to support most of the weight instead of over loading the trusses.

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You say you need about 12' so just dig out a foot of ground there and ur good to go - easy
I'm down below the walls at this point. Thanks
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Got the pics uploaded. I have a dirt wall to the left of my barn. It measures approx. 15' between barn and dirt wall. As i said, the rafter is too low to be adding to as it measures just about 11' off the ground. I need advice as to how to add to the existing roof and maybe extend roof out to above dirt wall. This property is all hill and water runoff is a big problem. Then there is the snow load as well. All said and done--i need lots of advice and specifics if you guys can help.
Your new supports have to be below frost depth, so if you go on top of that ridge and say your depth is 3 ft you would have to go over 3 more feet too.
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You have some good choices,
1. It looks like you have solid blocking at the heel of the trusses so you could nail or bolt a ledger to that Just lower than the other roof.
2. cut out beside the truss to slide rafter in and nail it to the truss, remove the OSB inside so you could put a heel block under it. Then the roof would continue at the same pitch.
3 go above for a lower pitch and put a soul plate right above the wall.


4. If you want to go high like Joe's picture you would build the wall higher to support most of the weight instead of over loading the trusses.

I will have to study the terminology of the process you mentioned and take this advice from there. Any pictures to guide me would be nice also. Thanks much.
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Your new supports have to be below frost depth, so if you go on top of that ridge and say your depth is 3 ft you would have to go over 3 more feet too.

Ok--I understand what you mean. Guess the rafters would be pretty long. Would you use 2x6 or so? Thanks
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I will have to study the terminology of the process you mentioned and take this advice from there. Any pictures to guide me would be nice also. Thanks much.
In this picture, they have put the rafters on top of rafters and we can see beams inside that can easily handle the weight. You don't want to do that with trusses with out paying for an engineers report and instructions, so you add to the wall straight up under the new rafters,


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