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clw 04-02-2010 08:18 PM

turning attic space into room possible in this situation?
 
I have an attached four car garage with an angular roof that is flush to the side of the house.

http://x9c.xanga.com/9e2f7b371973226...w212043778.jpg

Inside this attic are multiple joists that support the roof.

http://x3b.xanga.com/e47f90034413526...w212043891.jpg

http://x1f.xanga.com/077f613a4403226...w212043895.jpg

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clw 04-03-2010 10:00 PM

To access this room, I envision a door to be placed on this wall above the second floor landing with a bridge to connect the two floors.

http://x74.xanga.com/6e0f963675c3526...w212044108.jpg

Here are the framing and rafter plans for what its worth.

http://x41.xanga.com/068f7b365043226...w212044150.jpg

http://x65.xanga.com/cc9f6b035033526...w212044165.jpg

Would this be feasible? Thank you!

Wuzzat? 04-04-2010 07:37 AM

maybe. . .
 
Measure the deflection at midspan for one of your attic floor joists, then measure again with you stepping on the joist at midspan.

Is it a modified King Post truss, as shown in this link?
The Best Timber Roof Truss Designs | Decorative Truss | Church Beams | Commercial Timber Truss Construction | Interior Ceiling Beams

You're in the Ozarks? I'll need that info to look up your normal roof loading.
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=where+the+red+ferns+grow&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

frozenstar 04-05-2010 12:34 AM

I am not an expert but I guess it can be possible just like what it looks like on your floor plan.


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