Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Sloped Rafter Bearing

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
That's a good idea.  But I've found that sometimes the builder's idea of which s/he prefers differs from mine and I can't figure out for the life of my why s/he prefers what s/he does.  But that's what makes life interesting.  :)


In a message dated 12/4/07 10:01:32 AM, doug.mayer(--nospam--at) writes:
I’ve definitely considered that, but I would still like to have a reasonable idea of what would be “better.”
Doug Mayer, SE
Structural Engineer
From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) [mailto:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 9:26 AM
To: Doug Mayer; seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Sloped Rafter Bearing

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


In a message dated 12/4/07 9:24:40 AM, doug.mayer(--nospam--at) 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.
Doug Mayer, SE
Structural Engineer

Check out AOL's list of 2007's hottest products.