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    Default Questionable purlin?

    Hello friends,

    Any thoughts about the left (notched) end of this purlin and the bracing arrangement? Thanks in advance for your input.

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    Default Re: Questionable purlin?

    FWIW none.
    I like the notched purlin support rather than a nailed cleat.
    Shall we assume the ceiling joist are running in the same diection as the rafters, otherwise?

    Jerry McCarthy
    Building Code/ Construction Consultant

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    Default Re: Questionable purlin?

    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks for the feedback. I was not wild about brace on the left and was also concerned about the cut-out in the purlin itself on the left end (not a great picture- tight attic to navigate) this in compromising the purlin stregnth- no? Oh, and yes, the ceiling joists are running in the same direction as the rafters. Thanks again.


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    Default Re: Questionable purlin?

    Here is a close up of the left end...

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    Default Re: Questionable purlin?

    That was the last 2x6, the one the screwed up when cutting rafters.
    I know it exceeds the notching rules, but at least it is not mid-span.

    Jim Luttrall
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