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    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: structural joists on old barn ceiling?

    The 2X4 in the picture above are called perlins and supply support for the roofing material and keep it from sagging between joists.

    The long 2X4's in the above picture are called ties and help to keep the roof from pushing out the sides. They should not be removed unless they are replaced by others higher up.

    Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 11-16-2012 at 05:26 PM.
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