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GINO

02:45PM | 01/28/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
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HI . WHEN FRAMING A RIDGE BOARD ,THE SIZE OF THE RAFTERS WILL BE 2X8'S CAN YA TELL ME THE SIZE WHAT THE RIDGE BOARD WILL BE , ALSO CAN YOU TELL ME IF THE RIDGE BOARD ON A GABLE ROOF STYLE DOES THE RIDGE BOARD HAS TO BE THE COMPLETE LENGHT OF THE WIDTH OF THE HOUSE (NORMAL SIZE RANCH) IF IT DOES'NT HOW DO I SUPPORT AND CONNECT WHERE THE BOARDS BUT TOGETHER . I LIVE IN CT. ,THANK YOU VERY MUCH GINO

Altereagle

12:10PM | 01/29/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
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2x10 and you can join them (between the rafters)with a gusset (nailed ply)over the splice, plus for good measure strap the top.

Check with your local building inspector as well, they will confirm if that's okay in your district.

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