Started by JeffnTN, June 19, 2005, 01:02:46 AM
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QuoteThink it's just an automatic thing based upon the # of posts. Chatty=gold stars.
QuoteEither of these can work fine. The upper photo is of a ledger board let-in (notched) into the studs and the cross-tie joists nailed to both the stud and the ledger. As to the question of how high to go it depends on the snow and wind loads and if there are collar ties higher up on the roof rafters. It can get complex and a review with the plans examiner is probably prudent. The photo shows what looks like 2x4 collar ties up near the top. They aren't helping much that high.I have gone 12' on some of my designs using site built trusses that rest on the plates thereby taking most of the outward forces off the wall.