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Old 07-18-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:50 PM   #2
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I'm installing a revrese gable porch roof. I'm going to use fastners to support the both gables for sheer resistance. For supporting the header on the brick wall side I have to use 2 2x4's against the brick and I'm going to cover them with columns. Now, my customer swears the by "talking" to other contractors there is another way of supporting this roof. This is an existing brick house that I'm installing this roof on to. The only other way I can do is is by opening up the brick and running the header through the wall and supporting it by opening the interior wall and adding another header/or 2x4"s inside the wall. That would be a lot more money. Tell me I'm right, she also wanted me to install a ridge vent to let the "hot air" out. Can someone please I'm right so I don't lose my sanity,

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I'd probably go for a pocket in the brick unless I'm missing something.

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I can't picture what you're doing, what is a 'reverse gable roof'?

How would a header be hidden by columns? I'm confused (often?)
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It's a gable roof perpendicular to a gable roof.

Picture a cape cod with an A-roof coming off the front.

(at least, - - that's what I'm picturing, - - I think the term 'reverse gable' defines the way the 'back' of it dies into the existing roof)

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are you calling a hip roof a reverse gable?

i have nerver heard of that term before.

if i have the picture right you want to support the rafters with a beam that runs back twoards the house that has a brick veneer, and support these beams with 2-2x4's that will be covered with a column of some type.

if that is right i think that is one way of doing it.

but i would not attach the 2x4's just to the brick veneer. i would drill and lag bolt to the framing in the wall.

also provide a spot footing for the 2x4's
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you were right tom

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/...?faqNumber=456

my suggestion would still work though.

just one way for this situation
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but i would not attach the 2x4's just to the brick veneer. i would drill and lag bolt to the framing in the wall.
Pretty good chance you'd hit air.
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Picture a cape cod with an A-roof coming off the front.
What'sa Cape Cod??? Sounds like fish.
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Pretty good chance you'd hit air.
never know what you will find untill you drill it

kind of like picking up a girl at a bar

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