Originally Posted By: rking
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That is a very standard practice in Subdivision framing. It is accepted by all of the building officials that I have dealt with in my career.
The plywood gussetts shown should be 5/8" or 3/4" and at least 12" long and nailed like he*@.
Putting intermediary supports underneath at a 45 degree angle supported right down to the basement is also required for these splices.
Note here though, although I do not agree with this, most areas allow for solid blocking in the floor between joist to support such a load!
And having said all of that, those hip rafters do not look long enough to need to be cut and spliced, must have been a bad estimator.
And a rule of thumb, hip rafters need to be at least one size bigger than rafters and sometimes larger depending on heel cut, the angled cut has to be in full contact with the hip/ridge.
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