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Looking for information on building in Porch Roof.

Posted by Garbage Man on April 2nd, 2002 05:32 AM

I see information on so many other things but not on adding a roof to the new Deck or Porch that we built. I know the basics but am looking for more specifics.

We, My wife and I, have a 93 DoubleWide-(DW) with A-frame roof.

The 8x12 porch we added is connected to the DW with a 2x6 header and joisted out to a 2x6 bolted to 4'-4x4 posts (posts resting on top of ground to facilitate future addition of roof).

We intend on replacing the 4ft 4x4's with 10 footers and framing around w/2x6 and using untreated 2x4's on 1ft centers for rafters and then adding tin using screws.

The main problem we face is attachment to DW. Can we attach to the existing 1x6 roof rafter end cap with a 6 to 8 lag bolts? Or should we remove the end cap and hang the 2x6 directly to the exixting rafters? If directly to rafters what should be used to connect?

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