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Cutting the rafters with a speed square
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Span
The level distance from outside of a non gable wall to another non gable wall
Pythagorean Theorem
In a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs
Line length
The actual distance from the top of the wall to the ridge
Common Rafter Scale
A scale found on a speed square to find the angle a a typical (x/12) pitch
Plumb Line
A line that when placed in position will be perfectly vertical
Square Line
A line at 90 degrees
Bird's Mouth
A cut out portion of a rafter where the rafter sits on the top of a wall
Overhang
The part of a rafter that hangs past the building
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