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Posted by Andrew in NY on September 19th, 2001 03:32 PM
In reply to Vaulting a bathroom ceiling & installing skylight by Andrew in NY on September 19th, 2001 09:49 AM [Go to top of thread]

Billy & jb,

Thanks for the quick follow-up. Luckily, I have not made any cuts yet! I did install collar ties in the shed I built - just didn't equate them to the number of ceiling joists present in the home. I suppose that the joists that 'outline' the room would need to be reinforced, and a sturdy box be built at the top of the present walls.

I will consult with a structural engineer. I suppose that I can get advice/specs from one, then still plan to do the work myself.

Your responses have made me curious, and I will be climbing into my attic to look at the vaulted kitchen ceiling. Obviously, I would like to make sure IT was done correctly! We had the house inspected by a certified home inspector, and he did look at it - his only comment was about the insulation job - no structural comments.

Can I assume that he would have pointed out a potential problem in that area?

Thanks again!

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