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RE: Valley Rafters

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Yes, since the member size/type will depend on the geometry and span of the valley rafter/beam.  Based on experience, I would determine if the span/load required a detailed calculation.  For standard stuff, I won't do a calculation but anything that is iffy I check it out. 

Seth W. Cutler, P.E. 
Silverdale, WA
e-mail:  seth.cutler(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Avicpeng [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 15:04
Subject: Valley Rafters

And just to start ... does anyone design the valley rafter of a roof, or do you write it off as "standard framing"?  If not, why not?  If so, why?

Thor Tandy P.Eng MIStructE
Victoria, BC