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Oct 2, 2002, 5:42 AM
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Ok, I've got the sides done of my home wall and I'm ready to start putting wood together for the roof. Can I get away with using 2x4's if they're stud lengths apart(16"), or should I be extra sure and use 2x6's?


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Oct 2, 2002, 11:40 AM
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what are these 2x4's attached to? my gap is 9-12" and the holds are pretty solid. If what you are anchoring to is good enough I dont see how 2x6's would make much of a difference. Let me know whats up with what you're anchoring to and i'll try to help ya out.



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dynov7, I live in an apartment, and am converting my dining room to a cave/wall. Since I couldn't drill into the walls I actually went all out and framed out the three walls. Now I know in real framing they put the 2x6 roof joists on top of the studded wall frame, but I decided not to do that. I was just going to drill the roof joists into the studs near the top, maybe going as far as one on each side of the stud. I just wasn't sure if 2x4's would be strong enough for a roof at stud lengths apart(16"). I have the studs lined up on both sides of the room so that I can connect from one side to another with a singe roof joist about 12 feet in length. I hope I didn't make this too confusing for ya. I actually have a sample diagram of what I'm building in another post. Here's the link, it's on page 4: http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=13159&forum=24&start=45

Again I hope this makes sense. Thanks!


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I'd go with the 2x6's. That way, you'll know they'll hold!

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This is true, but I should've stated this. The 2x4's I get for free, 2x6's I will have to pay for, and I'm essentially broke. Still would go with the 2x6's though?


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I would go with 2X4's. In my experience, they hold out just fine and are easier to work with. They are cheaper too.


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2x4's for free. nice! In that case i think theyd hold just fine. just make sure that you use plenty of cross braces and you'll be just fine. and make sure the supports on the side are really good.


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