looking for rafter straps

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  1. Apr 6, 2014 #1

    paulmars

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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/
     
  2. Apr 7, 2014 #2

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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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  5. Apr 7, 2014 #5

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    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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