Started by Oljarhead, September 21, 2009, 02:53:09 PM
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Quote from: Jens on November 21, 2009, 07:52:43 PMseems to me like the weight of the ledger is going to be supported by the jack stud in either case. Judging by the top of the ladder, the window is about 2.5' wide? I am no engineer, but I think that your header will be up to the job at hand. Ledger is notched into the studs and sitting on osp shim on top of header, right?
Quote from: OlJarhead on November 30, 2009, 12:04:57 PMFinally started framing the roof. I'd goofed on the first set of rafters and cut the birdsmouth above the line it was supposed to be below
Quote from: MountainDon on November 30, 2009, 02:30:41 PMQuote from: OlJarhead on November 30, 2009, 12:04:57 PMFinally started framing the roof. I'd goofed on the first set of rafters and cut the birdsmouth above the line it was supposed to be below That's why we cut a test pair and see how they work. I had to make one set of adjustments on mine too. We'll all cross our fingers and say a prayer for you regarding the weather/snow. I betcha it was nice to see those rafters up at last.
Quote from: MountainDon on November 30, 2009, 06:22:49 PMConsidering your time crunch I'd say your priority would be getting the roof sheathing and the building paper on before worrying about the fascia. As long as your overhang the sheathing enough you could apply the fascia later. Having the fascia in place before doing the roofing though, gives a better edge to nail the drip edge and building paper/wrap to.I will admit to being in a time crunch last year too and I left the fascia until this spring, months after the roofing was completed.
Quote from: OlJarhead on December 01, 2009, 03:51:23 PMHaving that I can start seriously looking at solar panels when I'm not up there trying to get the roof done! ( )
Quote from: MountainDon on December 01, 2009, 04:24:30 PMQuote from: OlJarhead on December 01, 2009, 03:51:23 PMHaving that I can start seriously looking at solar panels when I'm not up there trying to get the roof done! ( )You have the whole winter to plan and think and re-plan. Don't make any sudden moves. Starting a new topic, if you want, so all your thoughts, questions and answers can be easily referenced might be an idea.
Quote from: MountainDon on October 29, 2009, 12:42:00 AMOne second on that. 2x6 rafters aren't deep enough for a ventilation space (1" recommended I think) and the R19, without furring out the 2x6 or some other plan. BTW, I really don't understand why all the stores carry R19 and sell it to folks like ourselves who have built with 2x6 studs. A 2x6 = 5 1/2 inches, right? The R19 that I see is all rated to be 6 1/4 inches thick. When compressed into a 5 1/2 inch space it becomes R18. From Owens-CorningThe R21 which would be ideal is available locally here, but only from insulation installers who will only sell it with installation (but wanted a fortune to go up to the mountains) , or in minimum quantities that are too large for a simple cabin like mine.