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How about giving the contractor the choice, if you consider both to be acceptable?

Ralph

In a message dated 12/4/07 9:24:40 AM, doug.mayer(--nospam--at)taylorteter.com writes:
Hi all,
 
I am doing a light framed building with TJI rafters at 3:12 pitch bearing on an exterior stud wall.  What do you think would be the more economical connection: a) TJI bearing on wall with beveled top plate; or b) TJI bearing on Simpson VPA (variable pitch connector) connection to typical double top plate?  I think I would still lean towards “a” since I believe the cost of the connectors would still be more than the labor of ripping and installing that extra top plate.  However, I am not sure about this and would appreciate any input.
 
TIA,
 
Doug Mayer, SE
Structural Engineer



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