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Re: Failure of Connection between Rafter and Ridge Beam

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I've been concerned about the discontinuity (continuous slot in the roof
sheathing) at roof ridge vents, particularly in a wind uplift situation.  I
realize this just adds to the question, but this looks like a good place to
lay this on the table.

Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561

> From: Mark Oakford <oakfordm(--nospam--at)>
> To: Post SEAINT <seaint(--nospam--at)>
> Subject: Failure of Connection between Rafter and Ridge Beam
> Date: Friday, April 30, 1999 12:10 AM
> This post relates to sloped wood roofs framed with sawn lumber or
> manufactured I-joist rafters supported by a ridge beam. Does anyone know
> a case where the connection between the rafter and the ridge beam failed
> to axial load in the rafter?

> Mark Oakford, P.E., oakfordm(--nospam--at)
> RSE Consulting, Federal Way, WA  98093-1417
> T 253-927-6169   F 253-838-3823