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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Polhemus

> You have a house with a hipped roof. The house has an "ell" or two coming
> off the "main" part of the structure, and the roof heights are different
> because the slopes are the same, but the widths of each part of
> the building (in plan) are different.
> I cannot figure out how to get such a configuration to "work"
> without a post
> at each end of the ridge beam. It just doesn't compute for me, especially
> when the pitch is rather shallow (30 deg. or less).
> So, convince me that the thing doesn't collapse into the hallway
> of the main house.

Questions, not answers:

Is this existing / new / existing plus additions?

Are roofs in your area usually site-framed or prefabricated trusses?


Here just about all house roofs are trusses, and (if new construction) this
configuration would be nothing out of the ordinary.

Peter James

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