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    Default Hip framing using a horizontal 2x4

    Anyone got any boiler plate for this framing on this hip. I usually see a vertical rafter. This was one of those throw them up fast track homes. The used a 2x4 turned horizontally rather than a 2x6 vertically.

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    Default Re: Hip framing using a horizontal 2x4

    Quote Originally Posted by ren ramsey View Post
    Anyone got any boiler plate for this framing on this hip. I usually see a vertical rafter. This was one of those throw them up fast track homes. The used a 2x4 turned horizontally rather than a 2x6 vertically.
    Ren,

    You would need to look at the Architect's Plans to establish if this is a concern.

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    Default Re: Hip framing using a horizontal 2x4

    Manufactured truss design. Instead of changing direction, they reduce the height of the trusses and bridge them with 2X4 nailers. No problem if it's done right.

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    Default Re: Hip framing using a horizontal 2x4

    typical hip roof framing using trusses, the trusses form the slope by increasing/decreasing in size then 2x4 framing is used to properly support the roof decking. They are called step down hip trusses and the 2x4 framing is known as hip cats for the proper installation you would need to review the truss drawings.


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    Default Re: Hip framing using a horizontal 2x4

    Quote Originally Posted by paul hardy View Post
    typical hip roof framing using trusses, the trusses form the slope by increasing/decreasing in size then 2x4 framing is used to properly support the roof decking. They are called step down hip trusses and the 2x4 framing is known as hip cats for the proper installation you would need to review the truss drawings.
    I have installed a bunch of hip roofs with trusses back in the day but we always used a 2x4 or 2x6 between the trusses to carry the plywood. Course we had blueprints that showed it that way as well.


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