Ridge board depth

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Ridge board depth

Post by Press » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:50 pm

Hi Shannon, got walls framed and sheathed for my 12 x 16 cabin. It is 16 feet the long way, with 12/12 roof pitch. Using 2x8 ceiling joists, and 2x6 rafters. Got a 18' 2x8 for ridge board, but just realized plumb cut of rafter will be about 7.8 inches and actual depth of ridge board is only 7.25 inches. Will that be a problem? I know the ridge board is supposed to be at least as deep as the plumb cut of the rafter. Thank you!

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