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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase:collar tie
Should collar ties be placed on both sides of the rafters or just one side? Is there a benefit to placing them on both sides? What about gusset plates? Which is stronger? I need too create a strong roof without a structural ridge beam or ceiling joists. The roof area is small15(L to R)x20(W), 50 psi load. Currently, I have 2x8 rafters which meet at the ridge, as I stated, no ridge beam. Also, there is a porch area with dormer that meets the roof and outside wall that takes up 8 ft of the 15 ft leaving 7ft of wall exposed.