rafter joint at ridge plate

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  1. Neil

    Neil Guest

    Hope someone can help with this query. I had a visit from building
    inspector who tells me I must secure the top of my rafter to a wall plate
    100mm x 50mm (which is secured to wall with screws). The roof is a lean to
    type with apex on a brick wall. He says notch it in with a birds mouth
    similar to one on lower wallplate. My question is how deep should the
    birdsmouth plumb cut be? The rafters are now 150mm x 50mm at the inspectors
    instructions. I was just going to rest the edge of rafter on a "ridge
    board" screwed to wall,and nail it, but he was not happy with this.
    Thanks for any help I want to get on while the weather is good.
    Neil
     
    Neil, Jul 26, 2005
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  2. Neil

    Neil Guest

    Thanks Clinton. I am on with rafters today.
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    >> Hope someone can help with this query. I had a visit from building
    >> inspector who tells me I must secure the top of my rafter to a wall plate
    >> 100mm x 50mm (which is secured to wall with screws). The roof is a lean
    >> to type with apex on a brick wall. He says notch it in with a birds mouth
    >> similar to one on lower wallplate. My question is how deep should the
    >> birdsmouth plumb cut be? The rafters are now 150mm x 50mm at the
    >> inspectors instructions. I was just going to rest the edge of rafter on
    >> a "ridge board" screwed to wall,and nail it, but he was not happy with
    >> this.
    >> Thanks for any help I want to get on while the weather is good.
    >> Neil
    >>

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    Neil, Jul 27, 2005
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