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  • Posted in thread: How do I open ceiling with rafter ties in the way? on 02-11-2013 at 04:48 PM
    I need to measure those rafter ties maybe there 18' (almost 3 beds long). I would like to use
    spray foam between the rafters (incr R value) and cover the rafters with wallboard/blueboard.
    The rafters ...

  • Posted in thread: How do I open ceiling with rafter ties in the way? on 02-11-2013 at 12:53 PM
    FireGuy5674 - your correct in your description. I'll see what the engineer says. I was thinking
    tie-rods would be the best solution. LVL most likely only provide compressive strength not
    tensile. The ...

  • Posted in thread: How do I open ceiling with rafter ties in the way? on 02-11-2013 at 07:34 AM
    Agree, As an engineer, I just wanted to understand what my options are and what the structural
    engineer is going to propose, if anything. I want to install a new roof, and if I install a new
    roof then...

  • Posted in thread: How do I open ceiling with rafter ties in the way? on 02-10-2013 at 12:59 PM
    No one is standing on the joists they are covering the catherial ceilling of the chalet (there
    is no third floor). Yes they're 25 or 30' long because they where milled that way and they
    measure a real...

  • Posted in thread: How do I open ceiling with rafter ties in the way? on 02-10-2013 at 10:00 AM
    Description: Swiss chalet built as a summer home (Maine). Second floor ceiling has strapping
    nailed to the joists (rafter ties), with cardboard white tiles stapled to the strapping. The
    1959 installed...

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