Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think this question has overstepped its bounds.... 

here's the answer:  THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM....I'll explain:

picture a gable roof and you're looking at the front of the home...

the square of the run (half the length of the span) PLUS the square of the distance between the plate and the ridge (the peak of the roof) EQUALS the square of the rafter line length (the hypotenuse of the right triangle).... add the two factors on one side of the equation.... and then take the square root of it.... that leaves the dimension of the rafter.... 

 

 

 

Aug 28, 2016 12:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky nailed this one!

Aug 28, 2016 08:48 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Barbara Todaro The Pythagorean Theorem should determine the new length.

a2 + b2 = c2

Aug 28, 2016 02:29 AM
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Susan Emo
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Let me be the first to say this is not something I'd ever involve myself in. 

Aug 27, 2016 11:19 PM
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Barbara Todaro coming from engineering field, I can guess it has something to do with Pythagorean theorem.

Aug 28, 2016 02:55 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I used to know the answer to that!  Really!

Aug 28, 2016 01:14 PM
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I have Nick climb up there with a plank while I eyeball the angle and hold the other end of the tape.

Aug 28, 2016 11:03 AM
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I will let the roofing experts answer.

Aug 28, 2016 10:45 AM
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Educate me, Barbara. 

Aug 28, 2016 10:15 AM
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Not in my expertise...

Aug 28, 2016 09:14 AM
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Definitely above my pay-grade too!  Thanks for the lesson, Barbara!

Aug 28, 2016 09:04 AM
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The ancient Greek, Pythagoras, provided this equation a long time ago.

Aug 28, 2016 08:13 AM
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Call a roofer?

 

Aug 28, 2016 03:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro 

I think our roofer asked me that my 87 year old mother answered it. 

She (blog from Sam) was a housewife and does not know computers. (Rafter calculator) is a quick way to find ans.

Aug 28, 2016 12:51 AM
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Call the contractor on this one

Aug 28, 2016 12:50 AM
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Jessie Cochran
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Wow, way over my head - I'll just hire a contractor and let them figure this one out

Aug 27, 2016 11:53 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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While I do recall this as being a simple formula, the combination of my simple mind and a hazy memory has once again left me, simply, without an answer.  

But I'll be back to check the right answer and, as always, the clever but incorrect ones too.  

Aug 27, 2016 11:50 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Let me be the 2nd to say, not something I would be involved with either

Aug 27, 2016 11:39 PM
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Wayne Martin
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More coffee and call a contractor! Bet you have something else in mind!

Aug 27, 2016 11:08 PM
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Boy I need to call my contactor on this one.

Aug 29, 2016 12:54 AM
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Lise Howe
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TBG (to be googled?) 

Aug 28, 2016 10:19 PM
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Aug 28, 2016 04:03 PM
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Greg Large
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about 2 feet longer than the first cut made ;:-(

Aug 28, 2016 03:11 PM
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William Feela
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I call my lumber rep and he gives me the info in minutes and it is correct.

Aug 28, 2016 02:02 PM
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Thanks for giving the answer. I was going to look it up in one of my construction books since I leave the framing to the framing experts.

Aug 28, 2016 01:34 PM
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call your builder; asking us is as bad as asking us to perform brain surgery

Aug 28, 2016 08:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I would be looking for the experts to tell me! I suppose if you know the angle of the roof you can figure it out by knowing the distance from the peak of the roof to the edge

Aug 28, 2016 06:07 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I love the question.

Aug 28, 2016 05:30 AM
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Not my department. I let 84 Lumber do the calcualations.

Aug 28, 2016 05:26 AM
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Hire a professional who truly knows what they are doing.  As I often read in your comments Barbara Todaro - this is above my paygrade.

Aug 28, 2016 03:27 AM
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Carol Williams
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I'll admit, this is beyond my feeble brain.

Aug 28, 2016 02:50 AM