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Old 08-27-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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Best Way To: Ceiling At 10' And Beam & Trolly 4' Higher

I want to build a slaughter house on our farm 24'x28'. I want a ceiling at 10' high and would like it notched out to frame 4' wide by 5' high around a trolly on a beam, that's 4' higher, to move carcasses through the building.
I started drawing it out with ceiling joist running perpendicular to the rafters then just left 4 joist out and was going to frame up around the beam. Is there a better way to frame it with the joist running parallel with the rafters?
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Best Way To: Ceiling At 10' And Beam & Trolly 4' Higher



maybe not...wait...

uh...I don't understand the question at all.

You do realize that this forum is for people who are in or were in the trades or related fields right?



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Re: Best Way To: Ceiling At 10' And Beam & Trolly 4' Higher

Forget it, buy attic trusses.
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