Notched rafter | Article about notched rafter by The Free Dictionary
having a notch on the underside near its lower end; this enables it to be fitted over, and fastened to, a horizontal timber supporting the rafter.
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Fit the two lower brackets into the notched rafters
and screw them to the wall.
A secondary objective was to determine the structural behavior and mode of failure of the joints--in particular, the difference in behavior of trusses with notched rafters
One builder told me he notched rafters
down on the inside face of the wall to keep steeply pitched rafters from sliding off the top plate.
With notched rafters
set temporarily on ends, locate and mark end braces for lap joints.