Spent yesterday on two other jobs. This morning we added the web stiffeners and hangers to the I Joist rafters then set them. If you saw my stories, it went so well. The 31' long rafters were exactly the right length, fit at the ridge and best of all matched the rake walls on either end of the house. We were really happy, because Friday is when things go bad. Cutting with the chainsaw (see previous post) makes easy work of cutting I Joists to length, with angled cuts. . . .
This house we decided that because we were using cant strips (beveled strips nailed to the topplates) to avoid birdsmouths on the I Joist rafters, we'd do that on the whole house, even though the rest of the rafters are 2x12. . . .
You'll noticed that when I nail the top of the rafter I'm not slamming it in, that is because with those hangers there is always some slop. They don't fit super tightly. My priority was to make sure I have an even air gap. When using these sloped hangers its best to shorten your rafter length about 1/4" inch for the metal. We nail through the back of the hanger to hold them in place when attaching them. Oh and even if Kyle hadn't thrown the Stabila level perfectly and it missed, it couldn't have killed that level, even 2 stories up. . . .
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