Hi everyone. I was wondering if using the diamond shaped steel ties for garage rafters, would you still need a bird’s mouth cut? This would be 2 by 6 or 2 by 8 rafters, not trusses. It seems that with all the retention in a steel tie the bird’s mouth cut would be redundant. Or is it the code? Thank you.
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