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utility shed joists for hip roof

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11-20-04, 11:00 AM   #1  
utility shed joists for hip roof

I want to put a hip roof on a 8'x10' post-and-beam shed that I've bulit in the backyard. My question is, how much "joisting" do I need to do in order not to have the roof blow the top plates apart!!! Do I need a joist that coresponds to each jack and rafter, or is that overkill? I've seen a plan that doesn't appear to use any joists/trusses. Is this possible?

Thanks for any/all advice. One last question: If I need joists perpendicular to each other, how do I connect them without deflecting?

Thanks very much!


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11-21-04, 03:38 PM   #2  
All you need to do is run all your ceiling joist paralell with the main common rafters and double up the last two on each side keeping them in far enough so that the hips can pass over them and cut small ceiling beams nailing them in perpendicular to the doubles and out to the top plate nailing them into the top plate and King Commons and Jack Rafters with joist hangers.

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