Roof Rafter Question

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Dwayne93702
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Roof Rafter Question

Post by Dwayne93702 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:17 pm

Newbie here. I have a question regarding rafters for a playhouse. The playhouse is approximately 8x12 (my run comes out to 47.5625" )and the roof pitch I plan to install will be 8/12. My design causes for the use of a subroof on top of the top plate. My story pole will be mounted to the top plate and my rafters will sit on top of the subroof so about 3 1/2 " higher than the top plate. So do I add 3 1/2" to my story pole so the rafters meet the ridge board?
Thanks in advanced

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Re: Roof Rafter Question

Post by Dwayne93702 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:28 pm

Here's some pictures of the playhouse. Theses picture are from last week but there is currently a ridge board on top of the structure.
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Re: Roof Rafter Question

Post by Shannon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:59 pm

So I have never heard of a "story pole" in this term but I am thinking you are referring to the ridge beam support?
Sounds like you already have the beam in place to a height you are fine with. If that height is factored and measured off the top of the walls and the rafters are sitting on the top of the ceiling framing then it is to short for the 8/12 pitch you where hoping for but unless you really want to move it up I would simply hold a piece of stock rafter material against the end of the building and beam and trace out the angles you need for the seat /birdsmouth cuts and plumb cut at beam.
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