Hip Roof Framing

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Old 10-05-05, 09:48 AM
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Hip Roof Framing

I need advice/help as to how to frame hip roof. Garage is 35x40 with a desired 10/12 pitch roof. Any advise or link to a instructional website will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-06-05, 07:56 PM
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baire1265,

Best suggestion is to purchase a Rafter Square. It has a good set of directions on how to use it. You'll never be lost with it!

Here is one source.

http://www.josephfusco.org/Articles/...tercutting.htm

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 10-06-05, 08:35 PM
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How about building a scale model out of 2x4 material?
A 1/5 scale model would make it 7'x8' in footprint with a ridge height of about 4'.
 
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Old 10-06-05, 08:53 PM
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IBM5081,

The question is how to build one. The purchase of a roof square will be allot easier.

This garage of 35 x 40 with a 10/12 pitch means that the peak of this garage will be 14'-11 1/2" from the top plate. (Top of the hip)

Unsure if baire1265 really needs a roof this tall but hope he has checked on building height if in a municipality that restricts height. (usually they go for mid-point height) but this is still tall.

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Old 10-07-05, 05:36 AM
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Here's the book that I have:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...046040X&itm=10

Yes, a rafter square is a desirable tool for this project. The book will cover anything not included in the standard sizes that come with a rafter square.
 
 

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