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DIYguy12 04-01-2012 06:37 PM

Gable roof extended for porch?
 
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Hey there,

I'm preparing some plans for a tiny cabin (16x2) I plan to build. The house will have cathedral ceilings, and as such a ridge beam of 3x LVL (continuously supported to foundation etc.).

I'm wondering if I can have the ridge beam cantilever out and hence extend out the roof for a back porch. Is that acceptable by code?

Attached is a pic. Thanks for your advice!

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/attac...1&d=1333326971

nealtw 04-01-2012 10:08 PM

You would need cross tie to hold the walls from pushing outward. I would look at engineered trusses that include the cathedral ceilings
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DIYguy12 04-04-2012 09:01 AM

But with a structural ridge beam, that outward force is prevented, right? Since the rafters are now draping off of something that isn't moving.

Snoonyb 04-04-2012 02:19 PM

Let the 4x's into the walls a couple of stud bays.


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