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That would be better described as a butt joint than an overlap if I understand what you mean. Lay one 2x flat on the floor and butt the other one against the end. Plywood gusset plate nailed to each side. Probably best to lay it out on the subfloor and nail in a few protruding nails, or nail down guide blocks to help hold things in place so they all come out the same. Make a test set first of course and test fit from one end of the structure to the other.
My biggest concern about most of the other designs is that they seem to have the bathroom opening right into the kitchen. I can't seem to think but that would put some unsavory smells in the kitchen area - especially in such a small space.
We will be putting our bathroom and kitchen on a shared wall so we can minimize the plumbing that we have to drain each time we leave during the freezing months. I plan to slope all of the lines so they will self drain when the faucets and supply are opened. I think if there is a smell problem it might be all over a small cabin.We were going to start with a 20x32 but with delays and life getting in the way we now have a 10x12 and 10x14 at two different locations on the property and plans to start the 20x32 in a couple of years.
Awesome news! Who knows, maybe the Roadwarrior and I will be in the AO when you are!?If we are, perhaps I'll have to drop in for a visit...not sure yet which weekend though, so don't hold your breath just yet!CheersErik
Well, that gusset is not going to do much more than hold the upper ends of the rafters together. They are doing the job of a collar tie. Collar ties are spec'd at 1x4 lumber minimum; I would expect most inspectors would accept those as fine for collar ties if there are one on each side.Collar ties don't ever really take the place of rafter ties though.
The collar tie goes up in the top 3rd of the rafters...
Collar tie vs rafter tieI think this is my most frequently used image The only real "saving grace" is that the span is relatively small; that will hold the outward forces to lower levels. Not a good idea for larger spans.