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Posted by Dr Home on February 5th, 1999 05:43 PM
In reply to Missing Fact by Sue Breiner on February 4th, 1999 07:06 PM [Go to top of thread]

It is important because of the snow load factor. If you lived in Florida you could get away with a 1" slope,
although not advisable, since your only concern would be rain water. Since snow is involved, your minimum slope
should be 4 to 1. For your area I would suggest a 6 to 1 slope. Since you are using 2x8's for your rafters the
vertical end cuts for a 4" slope is 7 and 5/8's. If you go with the 6" slope then your end cut will be 8 and 1/8th.

The rafters are not as critical as your beam size in relation to your post distance. This is what will actually carry
the load. Good Luck!!!!!

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