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Agreed.  Pitched roofs do, however, exhibit the tendency.

Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
Victoria BC

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Friday, April 30, 1999 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: Failure of Connection between Rafter

>Thor Tandy writes:
>. > I think he is referring to the gravity component of the roof along the
>. > axis of the rafter. If you hold a rule between two hands and gradually
>. > lower one hand the ruler will ultimately slide off your hands.  I think
>. > that is the observation.
>Yes, the old knife-edge from statics --- but this assumes that the lower