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DomPepe

11:54AM | 12/14/98
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I would like to have cathedral ceiling on the second floor of my home. I believe I know how to accomplish this task, but I need to know for sure.

This is the procedure that I believe that will accomplish my task (Please correct me if I am wrong):

1) remove ceiling joists and expose the attic (rafters). Both sides of the rafters are at 45 degree angles.

2) Insulate properly.

3) Drywall, tape and spackle.

4) Paint

I realize that I described it an a very simplistic manner (I know it will be much more dificult), but am I correct in the procedure?

Do I need to brace the exterior walls or rafters in any way?

Any and all comments or advice would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance,
Dom

shep

10:34AM | 01/03/99
roof systems are put together with much thought and concideration of loading(shigles decking, snow, ect.)as wel as other veriables such as span and pitch. To remove the bottom support could cause numerous problems. The bottom cord of a truss or a cieling jost prevents the weight of the roof from pushing the walls out. Special truses can be profesional designred to fit but that would require removing the roof compleatly.

DR HOME

11:26AM | 01/04/99
OH ye of little faith!!!
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