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Michael Setunsky nailed this one!
Barbara Todaro The Pythagorean Theorem should determine the new length.
a2 + b2 = c2
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Let me be the first to say this is not something I'd ever involve myself in.
Panama City, FL
Barbara Todaro coming from engineering field, I can guess it has something to do with Pythagorean theorem.
I used to know the answer to that! Really!
I have Nick climb up there with a plank while I eyeball the angle and hold the other end of the tape.
Grove City, OH
I will let the roofing experts answer.
Educate me, Barbara.
Not in my expertise...
Definitely above my pay-grade too! Thanks for the lesson, Barbara!
The ancient Greek, Pythagoras, provided this equation a long time ago.
Call a roofer?
I think our roofer asked me that my 87 year old mother answered it.
Call the contractor on this one
Wow, way over my head - I'll just hire a contractor and let them figure this one out
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.
Let me be the 2nd to say, not something I would be involved with either
Panama City, FL
More coffee and call a contractor! Bet you have something else in mind!
Boy I need to call my contactor on this one.
TBG (to be googled?)
about 2 feet longer than the first cut made ;:-(
I call my lumber rep and he gives me the info in minutes and it is correct.
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.
call your builder; asking us is as bad as asking us to perform brain surgery
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
I love the question.
Not my department. I let 84 Lumber do the calcualations.
Hire a professional who truly knows what they are doing. As I often read in your comments Barbara Todaro - this is above my paygrade.
I'll admit, this is beyond my feeble brain.