Ceiling Joist?

Originally Posted By: Kevin Blackwell
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I am searching for the answer of what could a ceiling joist also be used for


the choices are (header,lintel,rafter ties,plates,subflooring)


The answer I chose was plates.
Could someone please explain what would be the most logical answer?

Thx Kevin from Houston,Texas preparing for pro.inspec.exam


Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Hi Kevin,


You still struggling ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

the question is a bit vague, with out knowing the dimension of the lumber it is hard to say, it could either be doubled/tripled as a header, or more likely it would be of a size that could also be used as a rafter.

My gosh, I thought I got accused of writing bad questions bad questions

Regards

gerry


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Originally Posted By: rmoore
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Rafter ties seems the most logical choice.


![](upload://g7jtF7pdS3AnyK5LyXN5b3RL4n6.jpeg)


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Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Hi Richard,


I hope that Rob does not see that picture or we'll never here the last of it ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)

Regards

Gerry


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Originally Posted By: lfranklin
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I’ll go with Gerry on the bad question.


But go with Richard with rafter ties from what listed.


Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Hi to all,


Agreed, I missed the word "TIE" in the possible answers ![icon_redface.gif](upload://f7DX2EWhmUfsDapWaYT3oJHMCj1.gif)

Regards

Gerry


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Originally Posted By: rmoore
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LOL…


I just grabbed it off the first site I googled for rafter ties.
http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/pages/h00011.asp
There was wording that went with the picture. Probably shoulda grabbed that too. I was just trying to answer and clarify the original question and would not presume to run a structural class! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Anyway...I refuse to take responsibilty for the picture, but will duck from Rob's wrath nonetheless!


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Originally Posted By: roconnor
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rmoore wrote:
I refuse to take responsibilty for the picture, but will duck from Rob's wrath nonetheless!

Shame on you Rich ... LOL

But I agree that the best answer is "Rafter Tie" ... also that link Rich gave is pretty good ... just use the knowledge carefully ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)


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Originally Posted By: Kevin Blackwell
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First I must say Richard a picture said a thousand words and thank you very much that just what I need it.!!!


Now Gerry,
I am still struggling but let me comment on the question.
I viewed everyone who responded to this question and no one is from Texas, Because this happens to be one of our questions on the prep exam.
just the way I ask it quote unquote so if someone ask a question maybe it came from another twisted mine or state official HA HA.

Thx Kevin from Houston TX preparing for pro.inspector.exam


Originally Posted By: rbracklow
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Gentlemen,


Assuming it is a 2x6, then it could be used for all of the above, Header = doubled up, Lintel = doubled up, and the rest self explanitory.

Have fun.

Ron.


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