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On a eight sided turret roof/15 pitch
Having a brain fart on whether the hip has a run of 17 or not
it is at a 22.5 angle not the usual 45 on a "true hip"
so it is not extending out as far as a regular hip

I will place mt eight commons first as usual, but the hip and hip drop
has me wanting to double check first
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I love this!!!
The run on a octagonal hip is 13".
That is the unit run on a 22.5* that is relative to a 12" unit run on a common rafter.
I would suggest installing the hips first, this will establish the corners and therefore a roof plane to do your common and jack infill too. Also when the hips are in, you can install the fascia and have a measuring point to when you do your infill!!!
Also, by installing the hips first you can run a string from the apex down to the outside edge of fascia and measure the HAP of the common rafter at the plate line.. I did it that way with pretty good results!
P.S. Looking at your website i would be hesitant to keep that picture of the worker on a makeshift work platform on the zoomboom. Not sure if it is legal in your area or not, but MOL and OSHA still can issue citations from pictures. Just a friendly thought.
 

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I love this!!!
The run on a octagonal hip is 13".
That is the unit run on a 22.5* that is relative to a 12" unit run on a common rafter.
I would suggest installing the hips first, this will establish the corners and therefore a roof plane to do your common and jack infill too. Also when the hips are in, you can install the fascia and have a measuring point to when you do your infill!!!
Also, by installing the hips first you can run a string from the apex down to the outside edge of fascia and measure the HAP of the common rafter at the plate line.. I did it that way with pretty good results!
P.S. Looking at your website i would be hesitant to keep that picture of the worker on a makeshift work platform on the zoomboom. Not sure if it is legal in your area or not, but MOL and OSHA still can issue citations from pictures. Just a friendly thought.
Sounds like you have this figured out your way
That wood platform is history, but good advice!!
 

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I have done a few turrets in my day. This house had 3 bell turrets that had 3 pitches. Starting a house this week that also has one.
Nice!
The one I am working on has two pitches...
really the bottom flares out to a lower pitch, just a matter of adding tails with overhang, birdsmouth etc..
 

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Warren said:
We used it for the first time two years ago (in the turret hip pic), but haven't used it since. We are starting two houses on the same street as the turret and will use it on both of those. Makes for a clean tight looking job.
I used it on the front of my garage the first time, figured I would check it out before putting it on a customers house. It's still doesn't have siding ( I know I know) and it's still in perfect condition
 

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Isn't that the roof sheathing zip system on your walls?
Like they said below,
It is both wall or roof now, red and green boards
green 7/16" and 1/2" or 5/8" in red
In that pic we are using 1/2" on walls and 5/8" t&g on roof
true 1/2" was a buck more per sheet over 7/16"
so we went for it
 

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This is where I would stand back and look at it. Then get out my stringline and framing square, then my tape measure. Before you know it, it would be done.
 

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I like the ones with bastard pitches, equal overhangs, same fascia heights and all the drywall lines match up inside.

Just to complicate it a little, a barrel vault thrown in for s#!ts and giggles.
 

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loneframer said:
I like the ones with bastard pitches, equal overhangs, same fascia heights and all the drywall lines match up inside. Just to complicate it a little, a barrel vault thrown in for s#!ts and giggles.
Nice work. Gotta love when it keeps you sharp!
 
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