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    Default Bracing support question

    Do you think the middle horizontal bracing support for the rafters is overspanned, or is this setup okay. The rafters are 2 ft on center. 1995 home, not sagging in roof observed at this area.

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    There is no danger of a snow load on that roof in New Mexico, right?
    I might mention it as being unconventional framing if I was paranoid.
    I would say then that the rafters are spliced and could lead to trouble someday, but there is no evidence of sagging.

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    Default Re: Bracing support question

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Do you think the middle horizontal bracing support for the rafters is overspanned, or is this setup okay. The rafters are 2 ft on center. 1995 home, not sagging in roof observed at this area.
    With a fairly steep pitch and without high snow loads that spacing might be ok if that is a 2x8. It is more likely that the nailed connections are inadequate if they only have a could of nails at the connections. I almost never see framing with purlins in my area.


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    Default Re: Bracing support question

    Snow loads in Santa Rosa are fairly small. I normally see purlins perpendicular to the roof deck and rafters, but I don't see a problem with your photo.

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