hip rafter


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hip rafter

[′hip ‚raf·tər]
(building construction)
A diagonal rafter extending from the plate to the ridge of a roof.

hip rafter

A rafter located at the junction of the sloping sides of a hip roof. See also: Rafter

hip rafter, angle rafter, angle ridge

hip rafter
A rafter placed at the junction of the inclined planes forming a hipped roof.
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E) on each side of the hip rafter are mirror images of each other.
8 NAIL the jack rafters to the hip rafters (8d galvanized) and to the header below (16d galvanized).
We had a good idea of what the architect wanted--an intersection of cupola beams, hip rafters, and round pine poles to bear their loads--but we had to come up with the hardware," Gollihugh says.
Cut the two longer hip rafters to the dimensions shown in Fig.
Nail each of these to the first pair of hip rafters.
The lower end will rest on the fascia; the upper end will rest on the ledger (it it's a common rafter) or a hip rafter (if you're marking a jack rafter).
Use a framing square to draw vertical lines corresponding with the inside of the fascia, the outside edge of the beam and the edge of the ledger or hip rafter.
It still relies on the triangular structure for strength, but the balance of forces that work through those hip rafters and "jacks" (Fig.