Thank you for the advice, I sincerely appreciate it. I have a degree in mechanical engineering technology, this is my first attempt at designing a house. This is not my expertise, but I have a strong grasp on forces at play. It helps immensely to speak with the pros that actually do the building! Does this depth weaken the load capacity of the rafter. Is it necessary to seat the rafter at the full width of the 2x6?cdac said:Hatchet's description would be the way to go if you go with trusses for nice looking eves. here is a general cross section sketch, hope this helps.
I suppose if you will be suspending several M-1 Abrahms tanks from your eves and jumping up and down on top of them you will encounter problems, otherwise no.wwknight2 said:Does this depth weaken the load capacity of the rafter.
Yes, Why wouldn't you? I hope you are not overlooking collar ties on this 12/12 2x12 framed behemoth.wwknight2 said:Is it necessary to seat the rafter at the full width of the 2x6?
Very! You must of missed the 12" or so of snow we had in the Seattle are awhile back where it caused massive, massive damage. Heavy, wet snow, like when it snows at 31 or 32 degrees and get a foot on the roof and you have yourself a problem...especially if it ices over.is snow THAT heavy?