Ridge beam

Ridge beam

A horizontal beam at the upper edge of the rafters, below the ridge of the roof.

ridge beam

A beam at the upper ends of the rafters, below the ridge of a roof; a crown plate, 2. (See illustration p. 818.)
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Its cedar logs are rough-hewn and weather-beaten, the ridge beam is sagging from the weight of winters, and the hand-split shakes of its roof are curled, cracked, and patched; but all of it, top to bottom, is tight enough to keep the rain and wind and snow at bay.
Cut the 2x10 ridge beam (F) to this length and drive screws at an angle into the headers.
A 1,220-square-foot house can be put up in five days and no trusses are required for a home that size, only a ridge beam.
There are clearly several details that need further investigation including a slump in the extended ridge beam.
Within the Beach Haven Ridge beam trawl samples, 55% of the fish used in the analysis were found in both species assemblages, leaving nearly half of the species captured to be found in only one assemblage or the other.
Drill pilot holes, then screw the rafters temporarily to the ends of the ridge beam with 3-inch outdoor screws.
The ridge beam support columns, or king posts, were next inserted into place.
Cut a 56-inch piece from the 6-foot 4-by-4 to serve as the ridge beam.
The ridge beam must have adequate structural capacity to bear the roof load.
The first step was to pull into place extra long structural members from the adjacent hill and bolt them together to form a single composite ridge beam running the full length of the greenhouse and overhanging at each end.
Gable end walls that support a second floor or ridge beam will require a larger header and temporary support.
Vertical forces applied to the ridge rafter beam by the rafters are transferred to the front and back top plates and the tie beam by the ridge beam support posts, or, king posts.