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  1. Carpentry
    I am going to build a partition wall that goes from floor to rafter. There are collar ties. So, two questions: 1. Should I attach the wall studs to the collar ties or the rafters themselves? If I attach them to the rafters, should I cut a notch out of the studs to go around the ties? 2. When...
  2. Building & Construction
    I ran this question past the flooring crew here first but would like a follow-on opinion: I'm working on a project to retro-fit insulation between the ceiling and roof of the finished attic level of a 1920s Center Hall Colonial. This third level attic space is your typical narrow ceiling down...
  3. Remodeling
    Hello, I have taken out the ceiling in the kitchen I am vaulting the ceiling in an old house. The roof already sags, I have put in 4 sky lights. The rafters are 30" on center 2 x 6 spanning about 15' from wall to peak. There are no collar ties. I am not trying to make the roof flat but...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone, I recently moved into a new construction house and I am starting to plan my attic renovation. I have been trying to research how to add extra support to the collar ties to support the weight of blown in insulation above them as well as the sheetrock that I will hang under them...
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