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    Default Messure once, cut......

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Ahhhh...... but those rafters where only cut short on one end!

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry McCarthy View Post
    Ahhhh...... but those rafters where only cut short on one end!
    Yes, but which end?

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Check out these beauties from yesterday's inspection.

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Was it a realy old modular home, those rafter cuts look they might have hinged and then a knee wall was added...?

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen G View Post
    Was it a realy old modular home, those rafter cuts look they might have hinged and then a knee wall was added...?
    Nope. Less than 20 year old townhome.

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    They should have got some board stretchers


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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    The builder is a gormet cook and wanted to make raftercheek soup.
    (he is also an idiot)

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Some of those rafters had maybe 20% bearing surface support.

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen G View Post
    Was it a realy old modular home, those rafter cuts look they might have hinged and then a knee wall was added...?
    It is a manufactured truss roof with a hip at the end. The truss on the left is truncated to fit the hip. The 2X4's coming down from the peak and hip ridges would actually be laid flat in most cases where the builders followed the plan. The actual weight carried by those 2X4's is not that great, but they need to rest firmly on the top chord of the truss.

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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    I use to hear all of the time,

    "I've cut it tree times and it's still to short. What's wrong with this lumber?"


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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    I use to hear all of the time,

    "I've cut it tree times and it's still to short. What's wrong with this lumber?"
    That's a great one Garry. Thank you, I'm gonna use it!


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    Default Re: Messure once, cut......

    Or....

    How long do want this 2x4?

    Quite a while, I'm building a house with it!


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