I cant understand this math. ive been over and over it. Each time I get a little further, then I loose it again.
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Can someone help me figure cable load?
24" rafter spacing.
No rafter ties at all. A few existing collar ties.
ceiling joists run parallel to ridge.
house is 27' x 30'(ridge).
7/8" roof planking and asphalt shingles.
You might need an engineer for that but (and it's only a thought) If the ceiling is running in same direction, the whole thing is held together with 3 or 4 nails where the joist attach to the outside wall. So what is the shear strength of 8 3" nails