I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
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  Re: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? by chrisntam (Wood glue or constru...)
(03-16-2021, 10:51 AM)chrisntam Wrote: Wood glue or construction adhesive? 

And thank you for all the advice, it is appreciated!

FTR, it's on a short hip, I don't think there will be much jacking force needed to bring it back in line.

chris.

Construction adhesive.   I was putting walls in a basement and gluing the sill plates down.  I framing the walls flat and standing them up.  One had a door in it.  I left the sill plate whole so the bottom wouldn't twist while I was putting it up. I would cut that section out later.  I forgot and glued the area in the doorway also.  The 2x4 failed before the glue did.

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  Re: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated by chrisntam (A fallen tree branch...)
All good advice. As for the angle cut; just mark a plumb cut with your speed square or framing square. Set your saw to 45* bevel. In a perfect world it would fit perfectly, so adjust to fit.
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  Re: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated by chrisntam (A fallen tree branch...)
It’s probably way overkill but I would sandwich a strip of plywood between the rafter and the lumber you are sistering. I’d vote for some glue as part of the sandwich.  Construction glue is amazingly strong.
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  Re: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated by chrisntam (A fallen tree branch...)
I repaired it this morning, 2x6 on each side, construction adhesive and structural screws.  The sag is gone.  


Thank you for the advice.

chris.

   
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