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Advice needed on pyramid hip roof construction

Postby ScobieT » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:23 pm

Hi all, looking for advice on building a pyramid hip roof. As the hip rafters will be at a lower angle than the common / king rafters then won't my roof be uneven? ie my hip rafters will be sloping at an angle of 17° whereas I calculate the other rafters to be around 21°? Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:41 pm

Hi scobiet
If you drop a vertical from a point where the hip rafter and jack rafters meet the horizontal distance to the wall plate will be different in each case unless your hip is at 45 deg.
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