Old 12-17-2005, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Powder Springs. GA
Posts: 12

I did omit the birdsmouth - and did use the simpson strong ties as you did. I did add a stud across the side wall plates - tying the walls together - so that any downward pressure form the roof structure would not 'bow' the walls out - That was suggested to me by someone on this forum last year. The structure is solid - I could rest my weight against it - and it did not budge. I would not build my house this way, but I had to take a step back and realize that this "better than good enough" - and it provided an extremly strong structure ( for the size of this roof)

As far as the overhang - that was not so bad, as I ran the ridge 10" past the gable wall, then added the studs, and supports that tied the "ovehang gable end" to the gable end that was flush to the end wall. Then when I installed my roof (hardiplank/steel roof) the whole unit became very stable. I used 80 or so Simpson components and over 600 simpson screws ( hard to beleive - I should have bought stock in Simpson before this project!)

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