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    Using home Depot 2x6s for roof decking

    Has any member just used standard 2x6s for roof decking? I got a very good number from home Depot, half price of getting tongue and groove. But I'm worried it will look like crap.

    Pictures would be appreciated.

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    LHBA Member loghousenut's Avatar
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    Half price and worth it.

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    What I meant to say is that it'll probably work but I don't like it. If you need permits, you may not get it past the Inspector without closer spacing on your rafters.

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    Most people who go that route use a wider board, verb street did it, I've worked with a couple people who've done it. I've done just rough sawn before. The only thing I suggest is putting black tarpaper down after the decking so that when the gaps happen it's all black and not whatever color of insulation you have shining through
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    Vern Street used plain 2x12's He's got a website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    Vern Street used plain 2x12's He's got a website.

    Edit: Doh! Rckclmbr beat me to it.

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    You get 2 points for correcting his spelling.

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    For your convenience here is the aforementioned website: http://www.vernstreet.com/loghome.htm
    Edit: Great read with all kinds of tips and tricks
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    Thanks for the link. I quoted 2x6 and 2x8. 2x8 was 10% more. I still may go that route because it will save time and labor. 2x10s I ordered for my floor joists and i think those might be slightly more than 2x8. Maybe I'll get numbers on the wider boards but I'm thinking it will get too pricey.

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    LHBA Member rreidnauer's Avatar
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    2x8 is roughly 25% more area than a 2x6, so paying only 10% more for it would be a financially wise decision.

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    Sorry, the total price was 10% more, not per board

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