valley rafter


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valley rafter

[′val·ē ‚raf·tər]
(building construction)
A part of the roof frame that extends diagonally from an inside corner plate to the ridge board at the intersection of two roof surfaces.

valley rafter

In a roof framing system, the rafter in the line of the valley; connects the ridge to the wall plate along the meeting line of two inclined sides of a roof that are perpendicular to each other. See also: Rafter

valley rafter

In a roof framing system, the rafter in the line of theValley; connects the ridge to the wall plate along the meeting line of two inclined sides of a roof which are perpendicular to each other. (See illustration p. 1036.)
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Now measure from this point up to the intersection of the ridge board and header to find the length of the valley rafters. Cut them according to Figure C.
10 Nail up both valley rafters. Use a straightedge to make sure they're aligned with the tops of the common rafters.

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