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Old 04-06-2014, 07:07 AM  
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I need to secure these rafters to the cinderblock top plate. They are just
toe nailed in now. I want something stronger that i can screw in w/o
removing the planking. Any ideas?

I might install rafter ties, but Im looking for alternatives.

pics http://www.diychatroom.com/f9/looking-rafter-straps-198944/



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Not sure I understand the question, you have straps to the top plate now. Are looking at attaching the plate to the block wall, Have you checked for bolts?



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http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/H-LTA_MASONRY.asp
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yes yes yes )

thank you!!!!
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yes yes yes )

thank you!!!!
OK now you can attach to the wall, How strong is the wall? I don't know enough about how well a block wall stays together in a high wind or earthquake but the new deal we have now is to tie the roof all the way down to footing.


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