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Both terms are commonly used in the Bay Area.
Bill Cain, SE
Oakland, CA

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	Subject:	Re: Failure of Connection between Rafter

	Roger Turk writes: 
	<< or if the rafter has a fish-mouth cut into it so that a 
	 horizontal bearing surface is present >>

	I've always referred to as "bird-mouth cut" when bottom of sloping
rafter is 
	cut horizontally to seat squarely on top of wall.  Is this a local
	or am I plain wrong?  I practice in Los Angeles.

	Brad Smith