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Andrews 05-06-2009 03:04 PM

How about a cathedral ceiling - Check it Out
 
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Hopefully I did not double post...My images may be a wee bit over the xy limit as well.

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This is an older thread, but I have a similar issue I would like to address. I want to vault a ceiling on a second floor bedroom.

House is 14/12 pitch where the second floor is actually above the roofline. The second floor has a hung ceiling of 2x4's that may be acting as cross ties. There are currently 2 dropped ceilings. The original plaster and another drywall hanging a foot below that.

I could gut the plaster ceiling and the dropped ceiling removing a lot of excess weight, but that leaves the 14ft 2x4's that are running perp to the ridge.

So my question is how to handle those 2x4's. Can I raise them, can I delete them, can I space them 4ft instead of 15in.


Andrews 05-06-2009 03:04 PM

How about a cathedral ceiling - Check it Out
 
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Hopefully I did not double post...My images may be a wee bit over the xy limit as well.

Please see the attachments for clarification.

This is an older thread, but I have a similar issue I would like to address. I want to vault a ceiling on a second floor bedroom.

House is 14/12 pitch where the second floor is actually above the roofline. The second floor has a hung ceiling of 2x4's that may be acting as cross ties. There are currently 2 dropped ceilings. The original plaster and another drywall hanging a foot below that.

I could gut the plaster ceiling and the dropped ceiling removing a lot of excess weight, but that leaves the 14ft 2x4's that are running perp to the ridge.

So my question is how to handle those 2x4's. Can I raise them, can I delete them, can I space them 4ft instead of 15in.


Andrews 05-06-2009 03:04 PM

How about a cathedral ceiling - Check it Out
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hopefully I did not double post...My images may be a wee bit over the xy limit as well.

Please see the attachments for clarification.

This is an older thread, but I have a similar issue I would like to address. I want to vault a ceiling on a second floor bedroom.

House is 14/12 pitch where the second floor is actually above the roofline. The second floor has a hung ceiling of 2x4's that may be acting as cross ties. There are currently 2 dropped ceilings. The original plaster and another drywall hanging a foot below that.

I could gut the plaster ceiling and the dropped ceiling removing a lot of excess weight, but that leaves the 14ft 2x4's that are running perp to the ridge.

So my question is how to handle those 2x4's. Can I raise them, can I delete them, can I space them 4ft instead of 15in.


Daryl in Nanoose 05-10-2009 10:33 AM

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Are you sure this is not a truss. If there are metal plates at the point where the roof rafter meets the ceiling 2x4's then there a engineered truss but if it is a birdsmouth notch then there not either way you can not take those out without a engineer . I see you have a 9 foot ceiling, why not just add some 2x4 or 6 to the inside so your not hurting the structure. see my pic.



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