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Now boarding... - Peter Maydell

Mar. 22nd, 2016

05:30 pm - Now boarding...

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From:qatsi
Date:March 22nd, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
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How old is your house? There look way too few rafters in there (i.e. space enough to walk about in).
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From:pm215
Date:March 22nd, 2016 10:23 pm (UTC)
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It's an early-70s end-of-terrace. There are two roof trusses (the other one is just out of shot, the photo shows a bit more than half the width of the house).
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From:pm215
Date:March 22nd, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
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...looking again at the photos, it definitely doesn't look like a standard modern trussed rafter framework, though. There's clearly a big fat load-bearing timber running horizontally across where the outer diagonals meet the roof (I think this is called a "purlin"), the inner diagonal is a single timber whereas the outer diagonal is two, and so on.
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