04:26PM | 12/17/06
Member Since: 12/07/06
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I measured the base of house --how do I calculate the added feet for the pitch of a gable 6/12? Don't suggest I measure it because I don't want to climb on top of the roof.


04:19AM | 12/25/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
on a 6/12, the diagonal is 13.42 inches for every foot of horizontal run. Then add for overhang and waste at end cuts.

I guess I should apologize for being the smart Alec who suggested measuring it, but I couldn't concieve of somebody who might be needing to know who could not get up there with a tape. I mean, once you buy it, you still have to get up to install, right?

Anyways, Merry Christmass and good luck

Excellence is its own reward!


01:51PM | 12/25/06
Member Since: 12/07/06
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Thanks for the info. and for the apology.

Merry Christmas to you, also.

Thanks again.



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