## Re: [chief-users] How to Determine Top of Fascia

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• Greetings: Thank you Mike McKay and Ray Castano for taking the time to reply to my questions. The .pdf chart is very handy and will help in understanding some
Message 1 of 4 , Oct 1, 2008
Greetings:

Thank you Mike McKay and Ray Castano for taking the time to
reply to my questions. The .pdf chart is very handy and will help
in understanding some of the elements. It sounds like there are
quite a few variables that are worked out by the framers in the field.

Again you time and response are greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Glenn Willis

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Castano
To: chief-users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 6:23 PM
Subject: RE: [chief-users] How to Determine Top of Fascia

Glenn

You may find the attached PDF helpful, it was donated by Jim,,, East Bay
Design

To accomplish a continuous fascia height around the building with the same
overhang and different roof pitches and rafter size will take different
birdsmouths and possible different plate heights,,,, and yes, most often IMO
farmers porch plate height get lowered.

http://www.plansthatwork.com/Chief/rafter_heels.pdf

good luck, Ray

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From: chief-users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:chief-users@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Glenn Willis
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:12 PM
To: chief-users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [chief-users] How to Determine Top of Fascia

Greetings:

I have tried to find the answer to determining
the top of fascia for a stick built roof system
for some time. I am hoping someone will shed
some light on the true calculations.

Working with multiple pitch roof systems and
different size rafters (depending on span) for a stick built
roof. I want to build the model as true to scale as possible,
including fascia height. I assume a 1 1/2" birdsmouth for eacn rafter,
but when I create the section views to scale, the top of fascia
height varies. This has been an on going struggle for me to
export a section and find that all rafters are at the fascia level.
that will help in the modeling stage of our projects.

Does the height of the birdsmouth vary from a 2x12 vs a 2x6?
Does the framer drop the porch header for a 3 on 12 shed roof the blend with
a 12 on 12 roof pitch on the main house?
What is the best way to set Chief up for accuracy for a stick built roof
system?

Thank you in advance, any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Glenn Willis
Chief 10.8

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