ridge pole

ridge pole

[′rij ‚pōl]
(building construction)
The horizontal supporting member placed along the ridge of a roof.
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SIDE GUY LINE PINS SHOULD RUN PARALLEL TO THE RIDGE POLE.
The copper roof and cupola structure couldn't be saved because the fire burned a section of the ridge pole, according to the deputy chief.
We were given a ridge pole to make the base and then we just made it up from there, by adding extra branches.
It looked simple and strong, and there was no need for a ridge pole, like they had.
Both of these are big enough for quartering an elk or lopping off a ridge pole for your tent, yet they're sufficiently thin to do a good job of slicing bacon for the breakfast skillet.
When the ridge pole was finally placed, an evergreen tree was attached to it as a signal to all that a party was about to get underway to celebrate the completion of the work.
Wooden Poles Number NSN of poles Item 8340 00- Length per tent Eave pole 188-8405 5 ft, 8 in 10 Door pole 188-8406 6 ft, 2 in 4 Vertical 227-1400 10 ft, 3 in 2 ridge pole Horizontal 188-8400 17 ft 1 ridge pole Aluminum Poles Number NSN of poles Item 8340-00- Length per tent Eave pole 759-9747 5 ft, 6 in 10 Door pole 759-9751 6 ft 4 Vertical 782-3394 10 ft 2 ridge pole Horizontal 782-3396 17 ft 1 ridge pole
I have also been able to eliminate the need for a ridge pole and angle-cut rafters, by nailing two poles under where the rafters intersect (ridge area), then place pieces which sit between the rafters and nail them to these poles.
I had a few 2"x4"s so I used them to frame the doorway and hold the ridge pole.