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Hip Rafters

Hip Rafter Data Entry Hip Rafter Summary
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A hip rafter differs from a common rafter in that it does not run perpendicular from the ridge to a rafter plate but instead it runs at a 45 degree angle which complicates the calculations and layout. The figure below shows a hip rafter in the context of a regular hip roof.

Rafter Diagram

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