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    LHBA Member loghousenut's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thoner7 View Post
    Sorry, the total price was 10% more, not per board
    Wat's da difference?

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    10% I thought that was pretty Clear!

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    I used 2x10 - 12 footers for mine. 3 - 12 footers covered my roof exactly after trimming off 4" for the overlap on two rake edges due to the rafter overlap. Can't believe Ronnie didn't remember mine and mention it. Guess I'm kinda forgettable. Mine is on 4' rafter spans, and it held Ronnie up....although he was not in his winter configuration.

    Mine came from Lowes. Whitewood is what they called it and I can't find it exactly anymore.

    I did not do the black tar paper, just synthetic UDL, then foil-faced foam, then metal. Mine was kiln dried, and I haven't enclosed it yet and heated, but you really can't see up in any gaps other than a dark shadow. But tar paper is cheap, and it would be a lot harder to put on later, eh 'Nut?
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    Yea I liked yours plumb.

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    How much are people paying for their t and g anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoner7 View Post
    How much are people paying for their t and g anyways?
    Last summer here in Missouri I received quotes of .71, .77 per lineal foot for 2x6 t&g yellow pine. Another quote for .77 and .92 lineal ft for 2x8 yellow pine. With the economy booming (or about to bust?) and the excessive amount of pine out west and Mississippi, I'm not sure what to expect.

    I'm going to try to mill my own 2x6's, and have a local mill run it through for t&g. We'll see how it works.
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    Don't you need the tongue and grove to add rigidity to the roof?

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    Unless I did the math wrong, your price of .71 for 2x6 T&G is the same as the home Depot price for normal 2x6. Short tax and delivery, but still. I can't seem to find it cheaper than about $1.20 a of for 2x6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etd66ss View Post
    Don't you need the tongue and grove to add rigidity to the roof?
    Depends on your snow load. SW Missouri isn't too bad. I've been told by local kit builder just to use 3/4 t&g. Still going with the thicker stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John17three View Post
    Depends on your snow load. SW Missouri isn't too bad. I've been told by local kit builder just to use 3/4 t&g. Still going with the thicker stuff.
    That same kit builder says that for an extra fee you can get the bigger, better, 8" option for your wall thickness.

    I say stick with 2x6 even if your Inspector says you don't need it.
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