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# Cricket Fabrication

## Cricket Fabrication

#1
07-14-05, 03:30 AM
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Cricket Fabrication

Hello, we have a rancher style home, and 2/3 of the house has an attic with a typical roof, the other 1/3 had a flat roof that we have taken off and put up an A frame. The new A frame meets the existing to create a V, we need to create a cricket there to divert rain and snow off the roof. Does anyone have a nice drawing of how a cricket should be fabricated? It spans approx. 5 feet.
Thanks, John.

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07-14-05, 07:05 AM
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Its hard to say without seeing the design of the roof.

Post a photo somewhere and put a link to it here.

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07-16-05, 05:32 AM
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Roof Cricket

Shinstr, here is the link, thanks.

http://www.thetileguys1.com/roof.html

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07-16-05, 06:51 PM
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It looks like the roof on the left is right at 12' long, so it looks to me like if you found the middle of the left roof, you could level a ridge board from the middle (6' from the bottom of the current valley, or at the peak- whichever comes first) of the left roof to wherever it ends on the right roof. You'd have to square it by measuring 3:4:5 off a straight line on the left ridge. From each end of that ridge, you'd snap a line to the bottom of each valley (you'll have 2 valleys on each side of the ridge) That line will represent the ends of your valley jack rafters.

Is this what you'd do shinstr?

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07-24-05, 02:42 AM
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07-24-05, 02:36 PM
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Ok, here's just a simple illustration to give you the idea. The roof would look essentially the same from the other side- there would also be 2 valleys on the opposite side of the ridge. That's why the ridge should be located in the center of the left roof- so that the valleys on each side will match.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thexsleeper/detail?.dir=af9d&.dnm=1e49.jpg&.src=ph