OK I’m pretty slow to pick up on things, engineer has tried to explain this to me a couple of times with no success, so thought I’d seek enlightenment here.
Not a professional by any means, but I have a fair amount of building experience
I’m looking at a design for a bungalow where the floor joists run from east wall to west wall, and rafters tails set on north and south walls, in other words, the ridge line runs parallel to the shorter dimension of the house.
In this situation, what is the best method for making sure the first floor walls don’t spread? best way to attach rafters to plates, or whatever they need to sit on? thanks for any help. Andy
Edited 5/9/2006 2:45 pm ET by andyb