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Brad,

You're right!  I had the wrong mouth.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Brad Smith wrote:

. > 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 
. > vernacular or am I plain wrong?  I practice in Los Angeles.

. > Brad Smith