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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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.
The most significant challenge of the school project came after a major design flaw was identified in the plans, which called for a reinforced concrete roof ridge beam to span 8 meters over each classroom while supporting the weight of the roof system.
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.
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.
Little by little the cabin took shape, a quick frame-up, an arduous placing of the ridge beam, setting the porch beams, tying the cross-members, setting windows, then closing in the sides.
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.
Long skylights flank a new ridge beam running above the main room and a slender hail, so the core of the house enjoys bright, diffused daylight.
The bedroom loft fits like a saddl over the lower room's ridge beam, widening the bedroom by more than 6 feet.
Or you can try this original spin technique, devised by a Nevada reader: hang the tree from an eye hook set into the ridge beam so it barely touches the floor.
In each truss, two horizontal rods tied into the side walls are welded to a vertical rod suspended from a new ridge beam.