Attic Conversion

Old 03-18-01, 05:08 PM
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I have an older home with rafters 24" OC that are true
2 x 6's. The span for the room is apprx. 15 feet with the
rafters attaching to the wall header that is apprx. 4 feet
up from the floor. At the top end the rafter attaches to a header board at the peak of the attic. These rafters are apprx. 10 feet long from short wall to top header.

The ceiling joists are true 2 x 4's that are 7 feet from the floor. I would like to either remove all the ceiling
joists or remove at least every other one and raise them
out of the way to give the room a cathedral look. What is the best approach toward achieving the cathedral look and still not increasing my energy costs alot ?

Thank You For Your Help...

Old 03-22-01, 07:43 AM
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You can not get a cathedral, but you could get a vaulted ceiling out of this. By the use of collar ties you can raised your ceiling height and eliminate ceiling joists.

You might not try this by your self though.

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