Help with rafter layout, urgent!?
I need help laying out common rafters with the following specifications.Span--> 12'6"Slope--> 6/12Overhang--> 16"The rafters are 2 by 6, (actual 1.5 by 5.5)Any calculations or images appreciated.
I need to draw steps of the rafters, birds mouth, plumb, tail, soffit cuts for an assignment on a piece of wood
Thank you so much.
- STEVEN FLv 79 months ago
Not knowing how to do your homework IS NOT urgent.
- JohnLv 79 months ago
How to use a framing square, how the pros do such jobs:
- chrisLv 79 months ago
You need a carpenters square!
on the same edge, set one side at 6" and the other at 12"! This will give you all of your lines for either vertical or horizontal.
- boy boyLv 79 months ago
im a builder in uk ..my sons a carpenter ..a rafter length of 12ft 6"..and on a 26 degree pitch ..your 6/12 ...would need at the very least 7x2 rafters ..preferably 8x2 ...yours would be ok ..provided you used purlins ..we always take into account snow loadings ...your pitch is fairly flat
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- Anonymous9 months ago
Any carpentry manual should give you setting out for these.