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bstringer1
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Saw this in an attic the other day and have only run in to this one other time in the 16 years I have been doing this. I guess an engineer specified this. Cables run from opposing rafters through the attic v. collar ties. Of course we never see the collar ties at the proper placement height, but did not know if any one else had run in to this and could further enlighten as to why they did this versus installing collar ties to minimize rafter thrust?
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In 22 yrs I have never seen that, pretty interesting idea.

Normally down here in my area of Texas you mostly only see collar ties, if it's a good framer he will not only have collar ties but they will use the ceiling joist to creat rafter ties.

You are right though about proper placement of collar ties. I'm pretty fortunate to have a couple of good builders I do phase inspections for and after about 5 yrs or so I have really got these 2 different framers trained. I love doing a frame punch with thiese guys they make my job easy now.

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Found out from the seller, was required on their purchase inspection by the engineer. Could not get dimensional lumber of length into the attic without cutting through the roof so this was the alternative to collar ties.

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Cameron Anderson
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Cables or boards set that low do not function as a collar tie. Collar ties would only be in the upper third of the rafters and they have little affect on rafter spread. I have seen cables before a couple times but they were on really old homes. One house had steel rods with a turnbuckle at the center for tightening. Made the attic, which was a walkup, totally unusable.

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Not to mention cables only work in tension.

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