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Speed Square will tell you....

One of these math geniuses will probably be along shortly....

Would help if you knew the degrees of a 6/12....:whistling
 

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It's not just a 6 pitch angle. It's a six pitch onto another 6 pitch :blink:
My lead guy marked it out with his speed square and measured it at a 38.5 degree or something. One of those things he could do, but not know why.
I used to be a better framer before I became the gopher :laughing:
 

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JCCIdaho, Thanks for the picture. That was what I thought it was too. The back side of a 6/12 as I would call it. When I cut it, it was way off. I could have screwed that up too I spose. :whistling
I guess what I'm interested in is how you mark it out with a speed square.
I just subtracted the 26.5 from 90 and got the 63.5 and cut it. That didn't seem to work.
 

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Griz, that's funny. I literally was laying out my stair stringers with a framing square when this came up.
Can you use a framing square for more than stairs? :laughing:
 

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Whups, I got so caught up in being a smartass that I actually did leave the last part out. The inside angle of the peak is 126.8º so the angle for the cut you are looking for would be the opposite side of the angle which is 180º minus 126.8º or 53.2º.

That or I have forgot all my maths.
 

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Whups, I got so caught up in being a smartass that I actually did leave the last part out. The inside angle of the peak is 126.8º so the angle for the cut you are looking for would be the opposite side of the angle which is 180º minus 126.8º or 53.2º.

That or I have forgot all my maths.
All that fancy math and your back to my 26.6 x 2 =53.14 :laughing:
 

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Griz, that's funny. I literally was laying out my stair stringers with a framing square when this came up.
Can you use a framing square for more than stairs? :laughing:
Why he!! yes....

Great for holding a curled set of plans down...

Been known to flip burgers on a grill in a pinch...

Two make a dandy picture frame...

Make a liar out of a fisherman in a heart beat...

and a dude from Australia will throw it like a boomerang...:laughing:
 

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RCCIdaho, after looking again at your illustration, I wonder what that angle would be if your dotted line, which is plumb, was turned to be perpendicular to the six pitch. I'll draw a picture
 
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