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Well I'm trying to find out the correct way of doing this. I see this type of framing, but I'm not sure I understand how to do it. At this point I think I should do simular to the pics, but I'm not finding any books or pics that show what I'm doing.
If I understand it correctly, I should have a valley at the point where the wall changes, then a hip where it corners back to the 15' part. I've seen pics where I just tie back to the larger hip behind it for support.
 

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You can have either a live valley or a blind valley. A live valley is with a valley rafter and a blind valley is built on top of the decking of the main roof.

Your ridge board will be the same length as your top plate from the main part of the house out to the front of the protrusion. If your plate comes out 2 feet your ridge board will be 2 feet.
 

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Well I'm trying to find out the correct way of doing this. I see this type of framing, but I'm not sure I understand how to do it. At this point I think I should do simular to the pics, but I'm not finding any books or pics that show what I'm doing.
If I understand it correctly, I should have a valley at the point where the wall changes, then a hip where it corners back to the 15' part. I've seen pics where I just tie back to the larger hip behind it for support.
Pick up a roof framing book. Go to You tube and search for hip roof framing and watch a few videos.
Picture=thousand words.
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Pick up a roof framing book. Go to You tube and search for hip roof framing and watch a few videos.
Picture=thousand words.
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That's actually what I was doing, and it failed. Not 1 book at B&N had but a brief description of hip roofs, and not 1 had a wall that wasn't even. Utube, had only a few, and they discussed the classic square or rectangle house, didn't find anything but the simple examples.
 

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That's actually what I was doing, and it failed. Not 1 book at B&N had but a brief description of hip roofs, and not 1 had a wall that wasn't even. Utube, had only a few, and they discussed the classic square or rectangle house, didn't find anything but the simple examples.
Then you might be over your framing head.
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That's actually what I was doing, and it failed. Not 1 book at B&N had but a brief description of hip roofs, and not 1 had a wall that wasn't even. Utube, had only a few, and they discussed the classic square or rectangle house, didn't find anything but the simple examples.
Karl,

This is from your thread in the roofing forum that I answered yesterday.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f9/framing-hip-roof-84503/
 

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Ok, sorry I didn't read the other post yet. I think I got a handle on it now, I'll know for sure when I build it in a the next few days. Just had record rainfall and I had no roof on 1/2 the house. Built a plastic/tarp roof and it held up very well (I got lucky). Now it's going to be hit/miss for a while. It's actually kinda amazing how it all comes together, all these triangles making larger plains.
I only wish I started 1 month sooner.
 
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