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    Default Rafter intersection

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    Default Re: Rafter intersection

    It's not so important that the rafters are snug to each other, but rather that the rafters are snug to the ridge board.

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    Default Re: Rafter intersection

    That wouldn't work in a 110 mph or greater wind speed zone where I am at.
    Ridge board would need a metal strap down to the ridge brace.

    I'd also be concerned about the lack of fasteners in the shingles.


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    Default Re: Rafter intersection

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hime View Post
    That wouldn't work in a 110 mph or greater wind speed zone where I am at.
    Jim,

    How about completing your profile so we can see where you are.

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    Default Re: Rafter intersection

    That piece between the post and the intersecting rafters looks like an afterthought to me; as if the original construction was a peak (like maybe a turret, or a bay dining nook) which was starting to sag, and they put the post in to stop that process. If so, I'd be looking for possible spreading on the walls.


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